Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2019 is Big Year for Democracy in India, Indonesia and Nigeria -The Economist

Democracy has a big year. Countries with more than a third of the world's population will hold nationwide elections—including India, the world's biggest democracy, as well as Indonesia and Nigeria. Optimists hope this will bring the beginnings of a reversal in the global trend of recent years towards declining freedoms.

The World in 2019 is on newsstands as of Thursday, November 22nd and can be found on https://worldin2019.economist.com and within The Economist app.

Daniel Franklin, editor of The World in 2019, said of the publication: "You will find a feast of forecasts in these pages. On the political front, the Trump Show moves into Series Two, now facing a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives; beyond America, countries with more than a third of the world's population will hold nation-wide elections in 2019--among them India, Indonesia, Nigeria and the whole of the European Union."

Mr Franklin continued: "As for the economy, by mid-year America will be in its longest-ever expansion, but a trade war, rising interest rates and waning stimulus from tax cuts could spell trouble ahead. In short, the world in 2019 looks wobbly."

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