The year 2024 is being billed as the biggest exercise in global democracy as billions of people have the opportunity to cast their vote in elections around the world. The outcomes will shape geopolitics for years to come.
While many expect to see the United States presidential election pit President Joe Biden against Donald Trump, what is at stake is democracy itself, writes Leslie Vinjamuri, with American electoral choices causing ripples beyond its borders.
The race in Mexico between the two female frontrunners will send the country’s first woman to the presidency. Vanessa Rubio-Márquez looks at the economic and political opportunities for America’s southern neighbour.
Across the pond, Britain is expected to hold general elections. As the opposition Labour Party has consistently led by 20 points in polls, former Conservative MP Justine Greening tells me that the future for the Tories looks bleak.
Indians have been known to follow anti-incumbency patterns, yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP party is favoured for a third term, buoyed by strong governance and a desirable position in Asia, writes Chietigj Bajpaee.
The ANC in South Africa is likely to continue the dominance it has enjoyed for the past 30 years, but a new tendency for coalitions can be felt reaching up from local and municipal level, writes Mohamed Cassimjee.
As the rise of far-right politics sets off alarms in Europe, Nathalie Tocci sees a future of continuity rather than disruption in EU elections. In Russia, Ben Noble and Nikolai Petrov lay out the lessons that can be found lurking in sham elections.