RDI Newsletter Podcast

Three Elections (Way) Outside Ebbing, Missouri

August 5, 2021

Narration: Executive Director Uriel Epshtein

Here's what you need to know about democracy this week


It’s August. Europeans are enjoying their generous vacation time, Americans are partying like it’s 2019, and members of Congress  are about to hunker down in their home districts until Labor Day. In other words, it seems like Western democracy might not collapse––at least not for a few weeks.


With that in mind, we’ve decided to skip ahead to the fall and highlight three elections with major consequences for the citizens of each country, and the world. In Germany, Angela Merkel will be replaced by a new chancellor––the first in 16 years. In Haiti, a country in free-fall, voters will determine the long-term replacement for the assassinated President Jovenel Moïse. And a potentially destabilizing election in Honduras will pit one corrupt official against another.

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