Democracy

    • Biden meets Belarus opposition leader, expresses support for democracy

      Biden meets Belarus opposition leader, expresses support for democracy

      US President Joe Biden met on Wednesday with Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at the White House, in a strong show of support for pro-democracy protesters who say she won last year's election, AFP reported. "I was honored to meet with @Tsihanouskaya at the White House this morning," Biden said in a tweet, referring to the exiled opposition figure leading the fight against strongman Alexander Lukashenko. "The United States stands with the people of Belarus in their quest for democracy and universal human rights," he added.

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    • Will the coronavirus kill democracy?

      Will the coronavirus kill democracy?

      The world will never be the same once the coronavirus crisis is over. A sentence like this can be read or heard in every second analysis or interview on the topic, across the globe, on a daily basis. Few dare to enter deeper into details and elaborate on what the differences from the pre-coronavirus situation will be eventually.

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    • Dissatisfaction with democracy on rise

      Dissatisfaction with democracy on rise

      Dissatisfaction with democracy across the globe and especially within developed countries is at its highest level in almost 25 years, according to University of Cambridge researchers cited by the BBC. Analysing the biggest global dataset on attitudes towards democracy, based on four million people in 3,500 surveys, they have found out that over 58% of the respondents are highly dissatisfied with the current state of the global governance.

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