Top elections to watch in 2024


Botswana, like many other countries around the globe in this ballot-athon year, will federate democracy’s premier event, elections alongside a sundry number of nations littered across the breadth and width of the globe. It is not just a ballot year that will determine those who will ascend to the whims of political power but it is an election year where interest rates, the economy, geopolitical tensions and war will be on the ballot, the result of which will affect the whole world, Mmegi Staffer TIMOTHY LEWANIKA writes

The world shakes at its shoes as poll dates draw closer and closer like the dreaded sound of the hangman’s footsteps echoing in the ears of a felon whose fate is the gallows. In 2024, it is not just about who will emerge victorious, it is about the authenticity of the results, about who will control the narrative that will influence voters’ minds. It is also about the war in Gaza and Ukraine, the freedom of Africa from neo-colonialism and a colossal election year amid so much uncertainty.

This year’s fret emanates from the thought of a Donald Trump return to the White House and what that means for the war in Gaza and Ukraine, it is the thought of a coalition government in South Africa with the ruling Africa National Congress losing the majority to an opposition with two different ideas about what needs to change, alongside a plausible change of government in India which may tip the scales of global peace.

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