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New episode of the report series: ʺUnderstanding Democracyʺ: Presidential Elections in the USA |  News Releases |  Press

New episode of the report series: ʺUnderstanding Democracyʺ: Presidential Elections in the USA | News Releases | Press

The presidential and congressional elections in the United States on November 5, 2024 are considered a “destiny election” — for American democracy and the international security order, the global economy, and more. Political scientist Professor Dr. Andrea Römmele meets experts from various fields and discusses with them the forecasts, developments and possible scenarios surrounding the elections in one of the most powerful countries in the world. It explains how the US electoral system works and the special features.

A central theme of the report is to compare the strategies of two main opponents, Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The film shows what role the age of the two candidates plays, in which states they have the most support, where the campaign is most fiercely contested, and which issues are at the forefront.

Melissa Eddy, Germany correspondent for the New York Times, presents current analysis and describes the media's role in elections. Dr. Mark Koplovich, a professor of politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, highlights, among others, the paradox of objectively good economic conditions and dissatisfaction with the American economy. Campaign and strategy consultant Julius Van de Laar analyzes election mechanisms and political dynamics, and Democrat Abroad Constance Cucholowski provides insights into the perspectives of American Democrats living abroad.

Further chapters in the “Understanding Democracy” report series:

How strong is democracy in this country and how should we deal with its enemies? It answers these questions “Democracy under stress” episode on Sunday, July 28 Besides. A few weeks before the three state elections in East Germany, Professor Dr. Andrea Rommel, East Germany's federal commissioner Carsten Schneider, publicist and ex-politician Michael Friedmann and Saxon MEP Matthias Ecke, were attacked and seriously injured by suspected right-wing extremists while putting up posters in Dresden. May 2024.

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In “MegaTrends” episode on Sunday, September 29 Outlined by Prof. Dr. Andrea Rommele's visions of possible futures in tomorrow's world.

More reports From the series “Understanding Democracy”. There are August 5 to 21, 2024 Monday to Friday at 7:30 PM See (again).

All programs are available one week prior to their respective broadcast date ARD media library Available.