Barack Obama’s term is expiring in January 2017. According to the USA Constitution, Obama is not allowed to hold presidency for the third time. Who will be the next president of the USA? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are supposed to be the strongest nominees. Besides them, there are also other candidates: Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Darrell Castle and Evan McMullin

The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses took place between February and June 2016 in 50 states and overseas territory. Voters casted ballots for a slate of delegates to a political party’s nominating convention, who in turn elected their party’s presidential nominee.

The Democratic Party’s presidential nominee became Hillary Clinton. She’s the first woman who was nominated by a major political party and is a front-runner.

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Businessman and reality television personality Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.

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During the first debate in September candidates were pointing each other’s mistakes out and locking horns with each other. The latest debate took place on October 9th. The next one is in ten days time. Votes are casted on Tuesday, November 8th.

The candidate with the most votes in each state becomes the candidate which that state supports. Each state has certain number of “electors” based on their population. As we see not all states are equal. The candidate needs at least 270 elector’s votes out of 538 to become a president. When citizens vote for their preferred candidate, they’re actually voting for the electors. The  graph below shows that Hillary Clinton is in the lead.four_way_976_1

Personally, I don’t support any of the candidates. I only hope the right person’ll be chosen. However, the presidential election and preceding political campaign is a kind of entertainment for me. To be honest, which of you don’t like having fun of quarreling politicians?

news prepared by Sebastian Bożek from 2b

sources: en.wikipedia.org ; http://www.bbc.com

 

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