World holds its breath for U.S. election
Ahead of the United States presidential election next Tuesday, the world is holding its breath. Never has so much been riding on the election result, abroad as at home.
If this were a normal year, everyone would be calmly expecting a victory for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, given Biden's lead in recent opinion polls.
Biden has many issues in his favour. Number one is Trump's disastrous management of the coronavirus, which has killed around 225000 and infected more than 8.5 million, the highest of any country in the world. This has greatly reduced Trump's support among elderly people, one of the worst hit groups. A majority of them voted for him in 2016.
"Anyone responsible for that many deaths should not remain president of the United States of America," Biden said during the televised debate last Thursday. He promised that, once an effective vaccine had been developed, he would give it free to every American, whether they had health insurance or not. ...