Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, December 26th, 2018 - 68 comments
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It’s going to be a strong year for democratic politics.
Labor will be back in style in Australia.
Indonesia will keep a President who is rational, non-extremist and competent. Jokowi you are pretty good.
The largest elections in history – India – will probably shunt Modi. If not, India’s people will will remain too wildly diverse to be dominated.
Thailand will be released military dictatorship, finally. Yay voting!
Putin could not even get moderate pension reform through and less than half of voters back him now.
Trump is going down. Down down down. Enjoy it people.
May is destroying the British Conservative Party. Maybe a split. Weeping now.
Britain will be the supreme campaign advertisement for multiple European elections coming up. For extreme nationalists, failure is an option.
New Zealand has local elections that will enable political alignment with the ruling coalition. Who have lots of money. Rise up regional left and let’s go shopping 😊
The last few years have been dismal for democracy. But all its inbuilt institutional constraints – together with good old entropy – are revealing excellent highlights to come.