Seeds: As the two US Presidential Candidates battle it out tonight in the general election, let’s take a look at some interesting elections happening all over the world in 2016.
Australia: For the eighth time in the country’s history, Australia will have a double dissolution (a.k.a. All 226 seats of parliament will be up for grabs) because the country has been suffering from a “legislative impasse” and has been deemed unproductive (basically they can’t pass any laws, so they’re just reelecting everyone). Interestingly, voting is required in Australia, and those who do not are fined $15.
Peru: After five days of undeclared results, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won a close race with Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of a former President named Alberto Fujimori who was jailed on the grounds of human rights abuse. She was expected to win, however, Kuczynski took the lead 50.1% to her 49.9%.
Bulgaria: Nationalist movements have currently been growing in Bulgaria and the current President, Rosen Plevneliev, announced that he will not be running again in May. Currently, the Bulgaria’s Socialist-backed candidate, Rumen Radev is in the lead.
Interested in learning more? Check out this map to see upcoming elections happening all over the world.
Skin: One could call the US Presidential election of 2016 one of the most divisive. Along with American citizens, many world leaders have had a lot to say about the results, as the outcome will most definitely affect more countries than the just US in extreme ways. Here is an article that shows what some have had to say.
Leaves: Here is a live update of tonight’s election. Stay tuned to find out the results.
Food For Thought: Who do you think will win? What do you think about the elections around the world?
Think we missed something? Tell us in the comments.