Articles tagged with: election

Electing an US President

17 September 2008 Michael Szumielewski 6 Comments Politics

If you don’t know how the US election system works, check out this educational video.

U.S. elections from an European point of view

18 February 2008 Sören Zschoche 39 Comments Politics

us_elections_h.jpg It is probably the most important election in the world, the presidential election of the United States of America, but this time we got a big change in this election which probably opens a new door to freedom and emancipation.

I´m not an American but as an European I am very happy to see that now for the first time in the history of the United States of America a woman and a man with Afro American roots stand for this task at the same time. No matter who wins the fact that they also got the chance shows a new level of emancipation, which stands for a modern, enlightened America.

But who do the Europeans prefer? “I skimmed through the biggest European newspapers and came to the result, that since there are so many conflicting studies done by online universities there is no clear result. The only thing I recognised is that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are definitely the stars of this election and if the Europeans could vote they would probably pick one of them.

The five Candidates

However the question who Europeans want can´t be answered so easily. The question what Europeans wish can. Most Europeans await changes in the US environmental, trade, and foreign policy. Especially, problems like the climate change should be taken seriously by the United States. Also problems like the Iraq which destabilised the whole Middle East should be avoided in the future. But that are just wishes the decision lies in the hands of the voters. Personally I wish you a fair election and the best for your country so may the best win.