Election
Präsidentschaftswahlen

Demokraten. Der Kandidat hat eine schwierige Aufgabe vor sich – die aktuellen Krisen zu navigieren und dabei Wähler:innen aus vielen politischen Richtungen von sich zu überzeugen. 

 

Reagan and Rockefeller in the White House
Business Tycoon Nelson Rockefeller: One of Trump’s predecessors at the top of the political food chain in the US.

The victory of Donald Trump came as a shock to many people who could not believe that a rich businessman and part-time actor could become President of the United States. Yet, electing a celebrity and a man of business to even the highest political office is not unprecedented in the USA.

How students feel about the presidential election
Among students, the image is clear: Hillary Clinton is more qualified and thus the better choice for the presidency. Photos: Michael Vadon/wikimedia commons CC BY-SA (Trump), Gage Skidmore/wikimedia commons CC BY-SA (Clinton)

On November 8, a new (wo-)man in power will commence their reign in the USA. The portrayal of the candidates in the media is clear. But how do students in America feel about the upcoming announcement? The :bsz has contacted reporter Susanne Jaworski, who is studying for her Master’s degree in Boston at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and questioned students about Clinton and Trump. She will provide us with her very own impression as well. 

 
Regional elections in Berlin with a record low for the two main parties
Former and on-going senior mayor: Despite the SPD’s record low, Michael Müller is entrusted with governing the capital.	 Foto: Wikimedia commons, ebaso

Berlin, September 18. The capital’s inhabitants line up in order to vote for the composition of Berlin City Parliament. This year’s results clearly show a right-wing populist trend, yet they are not as frightening as in former elections. They portray that a grand majority still believes in democratic values.