“Alternation of power in the world”, 59 countries hold elections this year (2012-01-16)
Mid-2012, is called “alternation of power in the world”, the world’s 193 countries, 59 countries will hold a direct or indirect election, of which, 26 countries may be the new leader will bring a new atmosphere of international order.
In the UN Security Council’s five permanent members, in addition to the United Kingdom, United States, France, Russia, will hold general elections this year, may be regime change.
U.S. President Barack Obama, the re-election in November, now, Republican presidential candidate did not qualify, generally more difficult to expect future Obama.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s opponent, has not been fully established, in the last month, a poll, Sarkozy’s support was only 24%, compared with the opposition Socialist Party, François Hollande, the candidates (27.5 per cent).
Russia, March 4 this year, presidential elections, at present, as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin himself as a candidate, his support for a significant decline, he may have to withdraw from the election demonstrations.
South Korea’s presidential election will be held in December, the current President Lee Myung-bak’s Grand National Party belongs, may be caused by the daughter of former President Park Chung-hee Pu Jinhui qualifying candidates, other big bit interested in competing, there is integration of the Democratic Party Quebec Sohn Hak-kyu, and scholars from business An Zhexiu.
Nordic Finland and Iceland, South America, Mexico and Venezuela, this year, presidential elections are held.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced his campaign for re-election, the opposition of Venezuela will hold primaries in February, decided to push to send candidates.
Last year, in the “Arab Spring” movement to oust President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, scheduled for June 30 presidential election, which is 30 years in Egypt, the second presidential election, the first time that Hosni Mubarak came to power in 1981.
At present, declared his candidacy, including, former International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei, Arab League Secretary General Pervez.