This opinion piece was written by Dr. Ionas Aurelian Rus, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (USA). The opinion does not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial staff of Moldova.org. *** The conventional wisdom is that the U.S. presidential election of 2020 will be won by the Democratic presidential candidate, most likely Joe Biden. Yet a careful look at the evidence indicates that it is a true toss-up. If Donald Trump will win the election, this will be made possible by his potential victory in Wisconsin, a toss-up state, and one of the three Blue Wall States that the Democrats presumably need to win, together with Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. I will also discuss some insights from Ohio. The most typical “fundamentals” are favoring Trump, for example, prosperity and possibly peace. Yet Trump has also often not been wise or even rational as president, and a majority of the voters indicate that they do not … [Read more...] about The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Is a Toss-Up
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Watch this space for a recap of the latest polls and data-driven studies curated by the CBS News Election & Survey Unit! 6/20/2019: The Democratic Primary - Divisions Emerge Along Generational Lines According to the latest CBS News Battleground Tracker of Democratic voters in early primary contests, most Democratic primary voters under the age of 45 want Democrats to advance a more progressive agenda than the country had under Barack Obama, while most older voters want the Democrats to return the country to the way it was before Donald Trump took office. Not surprisingly, they differ on which candidates they are considering voting for.A large majority of Democratic voters over 45 are considering Joe Biden - more so than any other candidate - and this is particularly true of those 65 and older (69%). Support for Biden drops off among younger voters, however. 47% of those between 30 and 44 would consider voting for Biden, but this is true of just 38% of early Democratic voters … [Read more...] about The latest from the CBS News Election & Survey Unit
Europe By Elizaveta Fokht BBC Russian 20 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48674705 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Within months of Russian President Vladimir Putin clinching his fourth term in office, Russia hosted the … [Read more...] about Is Putin’s popularity in decline?
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra scored a major victory for his government's anti-corruption policies Wednesday, winning a vote of confidence in the opposition-held Congress as the country seeks to emerge from the shadow of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. The president sought the vote after threatening to dissolve Congress and force new legislative elections unless lawmakers backed his anti-graft proposals. Vizcarra -- who succeeded the disgraced Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a year ago -- won by 77 votes to 44 with three abstentions, Congress speaker Daniel Salaverry announced. "The course we have plotted continues. We continue working and putting Peru first, as always," Vizcarra said in a tweet after the vote. The government is now expected to begin negotiations with the opposition over introducing the anti-corruption reforms. They range from cleaning up campaign financing, limiting immunity from prosecution that lawmakers enjoy, and blocking those convicted in court from running … [Read more...] about Peru president wins confidence vote over corruption reform
Like many people across Europe on Sunday, Finnish citizens went to the polls to elect representatives to the European Parliament. The overall voter turnout was 42.7 percent, and the Greens made the biggest gains, while the Centre Party suffered major losses.SDP party veteran and former government minister Eero Heinäluoma, former Greens chair and one-time environment minister Ville Niinistö and Finns Party frontwoman Laura Huhtasaari bagged the most votes in the election.The 42-year-old Ville Niinistö – a nephew of President Sauli Niinistö but no immediate relation to defence minister Jussi Niinistö – led the Greens from 2011 to 2017 as it gained popularity to become one of the four or five largest parties.Story continues after photoHeidi Hautala, 63, was another vote magnet for the Greens. She stood as a presidential candidate in 2000 and 2006, chaired the Greens in the late 1980s and helped establish Finland’s first vegetarian restaurant. EU … [Read more...] about Meet Finland’s 13 freshly-elected Europarliamentarians