India’s grand and most awaited elections will take place on April 11, 2019, and the world’s largest democracy is waiting to elect its new Prime Minister. With 900 million people waiting to exercise their right to vote, parties also gear up to pursue the voters in their favour.
Pakistan’s general elections, scheduled for July 25, 2018, will be set against a backdrop of increasing polarization between the nation’s political parties and the institutions of the deep state – the army, security forces and judiciary – as well as individuals such as the deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was arrested, along with his daughter, upon his return to Pakistan on July 13, 2018, having been charged with corruption and sentenced in absentia by a Pakistani court.
The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus in China has developed strikingly fast, making the response to this crisis not an exclusive Chinese responsibility, but rather a global duty. This is due to the characteristics of this new strain of the virus, the factors that helped the spread of the disease in a relatively short period of time, and the concerns it stirred at the international level and among ordinary people in different parts of the world.
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