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US News POINT OF VIEW. Elections in the USA: Americans taken to party (s)

09:50  16 october  2020
09:50  16 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Kyrgyzstan: one dead in the clashes, legislative results canceled

 Kyrgyzstan: one dead in the clashes, legislative results canceled © Provided by Le Point Kyrgyzstan canceled the controversial results of its legislative elections on Tuesday, after a night of post-electoral violence which left one dead and led to liberation by the street of the great rival of the Head of State. Contested by the opposition demonstrators who invaded the seat of government in the night, the results of the poll of "October 4, 2020 were declared today invalid", indicated the Election Commission of the former Soviet Republic of Central Asia .

Elections in the United States are held for government officials at the federal, state, and local levels. At the federal level, the nation' s head of state, the president

The historical trends in voter turnout in the United States presidential elections have been determined by the gradual expansion of voting rights from the initial restriction to white male property owners aged

Donald Trump et Joe Biden se sont affrontés, le 29 septembre, lors du premier duel de l’élection présidentielle américaine, à l’université Case Western Reserve de Cleveland, dans l’Ohio. Un face-à-face cacophonique durant lequel le ton est très vite monté. © AFP Donald Trump and Joe Biden clashed, on September 29, during the first duel of the American presidential election, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland , in Ohio. A cacophonous face-to-face during which the tone rose very quickly.

"Whatever the outcome of the ballot, Americans, torn by the frenzy of political theater even in their families, will have to place the interest of the country before that of a party", recalls Marie-Christine Bonzom, political scientist specializing in United States, reporter for Voice Of America and BBC Washington correspondent from 1989 to 2018.

Flagrant during the distressing first televised debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the bankruptcy of the two parties which alternate in power in Washington calls for reform of the political and electoral system.

Kyrgyzstan: the president under pressure, fears of violence

 Kyrgyzstan: the president under pressure, fears of violence The president of Kyrgyzstan was under pressure on Wednesday, after the departure of his Prime Minister, the cancellation of the legislative elections he thought he had won and the release from prison of his main rival . For three days, this mountainous country of Asia central has been shaken by a protest movement denouncing fraud during the parliamentary elections on Sunday, raising fears of an outbreak of violence in this state already marked by two revolutions in 2005 and 2010.

This is a list of third- party performances in United States presidential elections . In the United States it is rare for third- party and independent candidates

In the United States it is rare for third party and independent candidates, other than those of the six parties which have succeeded as major parties (Federalist Party , Democratic-Republican Party

The cancellation of the second debate adds to a debacle which shows once again that the major parties have given up on dealing with American problems in favor of unbridled electoralism.

The current campaign marks a new climax in bipartisan polarization. This radicalization began in the 1980s and went hand in hand with the drop in voter turnout and the rise in the proportion of voters who did not identify with either the Republican or the Democratic parties.

Putting the interest of the country before that of a party

In his farewell letter of 1796, George Washington warned of the dangers of partisanship for the honesty of public debate and the unity of the nation. Party spirit stirs up animosity among people, sometimes foments manifestations of violence and insurgency, opens the door to foreign corruption, warned, presciently, this founding father of the United States.

Rich Americans get richer during the pandemic

 Rich Americans get richer during the pandemic © Erik Pendzich / Sipa Rich Americans CAMPAIGN JOURNAL # 16 - Their cumulative wealth has increased 28% since March, as millions of Americans have lost their jobs and no longer manage to make ends meet. For the wealthiest Americans, this is a serious problem in the midst of an election campaign. The numbers, frankly, are breathtaking ... or nauseating, depending on his political orientation.

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The following is a list of third party and independent candidates associated with the 2020 United States presidential election . Ballot access deadlines vary by state

Today, the Republican and Democratic candidates are showing irresponsibility despite the annus horribilis their people have gone through. In a country where some 400 million firearms circulate, they accuse each other of treason, corruption, lies, racism, incompetence and senility.

The outgoing president is the most irresponsible of all, and the ballot will be, first, a referendum on his term. But both sides are playing with their nation's institutions, their country's image and the nerves of Americans.

Whatever the outcome of the ballot, Americans, torn by the frenzy of political theater even in their families, will have to put the interest of the country before that of a party.

Reduce the partisan spirit

Faced with the crisis in their democracy, they want to change Washington and can draw inspiration from the spirit of independence of the one who gave his name to the capital, their only president elected without a label.

USA 2020: Trump, PA criticizes Biden's environmental program

 USA 2020: Trump, PA criticizes Biden's environmental program USA-ELECTION: USA 2020: Trump, PA, criticizes Biden environmental program © Reuters / JONATHAN ERNST USA 2020: TRUMP, EN PENNSYLVANIA, CRITICISMS OF BIDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM JOHNSTOWN, Pa. / PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden traveled to states that are key to the US presidential election on Tuesday as the campaign intensifies and accelerating ahead of the November 3 poll when a record number of voters voted early.

In some states, independents are not allowed to vote in primary elections , but in others, they can vote in any primary election of their choice. The United States Constitution is silent on the subject of political parties . The Founding Fathers did not originally intend for American politics to be partisan.

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A fundamental reform would include at least the creation of an independent commission responsible for drawing the constituencies, the introduction of a proportional dose in the legislative elections, the establishment of direct universal suffrage in the presidential elections.

But the entrenched duopoly of the dominant parties and the rules for amending the constitution make such a reform nearly impossible.

However, changes are possible. In particular, the requirement of a minimum participation of 60% without which a second round would be required, the increase in public funding for candidates outside the major parties and the shortening of presidential campaigns.

Even more achievable: the elimination of the Presidential Debates Commission, a private body that Republicans and Democrats formed in 1987 to govern televised debates, thus reserving attention to their candidates. At the same time, the reconquest, by the television channels, of their independence from the two-party system, with opening of the national debate to candidates outside the major parties.

Reducing the partisan spirit and improving representativeness are major challenges for any democracy. But for the country that remains - for how long? - the world's leading power, the stake is vital. Whether it's in the Trump era or the post-Trump era.

CDU party congress: Merz rejects Laschet's demand for postponement .
In December, the CDU wants to elect a new boss - candidate Laschet calls for the party conference to be postponed, candidate Merz objects. A clarifying discussion should therefore be held in the party headquarters on Sunday afternoon. © Michael Kappeler / dpa The candidate for the CDU chairmanship, Friedrich Merz, has rejected the demand of his competitor Armin Laschet for a postponement of the planned federal party conference in early December .

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