All politics are local, realism. And that is the case with the millions of people watching the US election television series shown from abroad.
“Today marks the end of the electoral process of the person who will be responsible for all the troubles in Russia for the next four years,” joked Ksenia Sobchak, a former Russian presidential candidate and broadcaster. on her social media platform Telegram on Wednesday.
As all Americans reveled in their democratic cycling days, from Berlin to Beijing, the rest of the world was thinking about the US presidential election and the potential outcome would have an impact like how come their lives in the next four years.
Leading the agenda for some is the environmental impact of the US vote. According to the United Nations, the United States formally left the Paris Agreement on Wednesday ̵1; a global pact adopted by 197 countries five years ago to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and limit buildup. increase in global temperatures, according to the United Nations.
It was a fulfilled campaign promise to President Donald Trump, a former Vice President Joseph Biden who promised to reverse that he would win the election – and a symbol to many of how dreams Lake of American leadership can resonate around the world.
“Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris environmental deal really touched me,” said Sarah Depaz, 26, a Paris-based marketing director. “The US is a big country and this has a huge impact on the environment.”
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According to Global Carbon Atlas, while China is the leading producer of carbon emissions, the US is in second place not far, according to Global Carbon Atlas. The American contribution to cutting emissions is seen by many as important both in terms of rigid numbers and a role model for other countries.
Other election observers are interested in the coronavirus and its global economic impact.
“I think what we need is a leader who can save the world,” said Ali Nazzal, 50, a human resources consultant in the Palestinian city of Ramallah. “We need someone to protect the world from the great recession we’re facing.”
As for Nazzal, Trump has done “well” economically, so far. Even in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he did not see any US president having the answer.
“I do not see it [either] of them can resolve this conflict, not Biden and not Trump. I think our conflict is more complex than an era for a president to settle it.
Ruty Shaprio, a Wall Street investor from Tel Aviv, said the economy alone made her support Trump.
“I support Trump, but not because I’m Israeli,” said Shapiro. “That’s because he’s good for the economy and especially for Wall Street.”
Last month, Trump said the US was “leading the world in economic recovery”, a statement economists were quick to dismiss.
Others are more concerned with the immediate health of their wallets.
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“We will pay attention to the market because we think the election will affect the stock price,” said George Liu, 33, who works in IT in Beijing.
And then there are people who tell the idea that the world needs a correction, a reset, with a new American president.
“A lot of people hope that Trump wins because he’s good for the Israelis. But I think on a larger scale, Biden is better for the world, ”said Galit Ofgang, a Tel Aviv musician. “I miss [want] to go back to more humane ideas ”.
Agree Alexia Guerin, 46, a nurse working in Paris and Monaco, “I can’t wait to see if Trump will lose,” she said. “America is going in the wrong direction.”
For others, the prospect of either of the winning candidates is bleak.
“Every president in America supports Israel,” said Alaa ‘Shehda, 30, who works in the insurance industry and comes from the Israeli-occupied West Bank. “Joe or Trump, they’re the same for me and that’s not the good news.”
Shehda’s comments have been reflected elsewhere in the greater Middle East.
Despite expressing his love for Biden, Professor Muhammad Waheed Gharwal, Faculty of Journalism at Kabul University explains, “I don’t think the change of US president resulting from the election will change the strategy. and American politics towards Afghanistan. “
Saphora Smith reports from London, Lawahez Jabari from Ramallah in the West Bank, Paul Goldman from Tel Aviv and Nancy Ing from Paris.
Tatyana Chistikova, Ahmed Mengli and Dawn Liu contributed.