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2024 - Pivotal year for elections

4 January 2024 15:00 (UTC+04:00)
2024 - Pivotal year for elections

Great Britain's "The Economist" magazine estimates that 4.2 billion people, or about 50% of the world's population, will vote in presidential, parliamentary, and regional elections this year.

Azernews reports that the publication called 2024 "the biggest election year in history".

According to the publication, elections will be held in more than 60 countries, including Russia, the United States, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Mexico, Azerbaijan, and 18 of 54 African countries.

The first important elections for international relations will be held in Taiwan on January 13, due to which a new president will be elected.

The Economist notes that global elections are likely to "shape political institutions and heighten geopolitical tensions."

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, referring to the upcoming elections, said, "By the end of 2024, we will know whether democracy will live or die."

American billionaire Elon Musk says that 2024 will be a "crazier year" than previous years .

It should be noted this year Azerbaijan also holds elections. On December 7, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree for an early presidential election. According to the decree the next presidential election will be held in February 2024 instead of 2025.

Great Britain's The Economist magazine estimates that 4.2 billion people, or about 50% of the world's population, will vote in presidential, parliamentary, and regional elections this year.

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