Fitch Ratings on Monday in a note on the forthcoming U.S. election looked at the implications for policy. Two of the potential outcomes are most relevant for credit, a “status quo” result or Biden becoming President and Democrats winning Senate and Congress.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Tuesday that the country will have a general election on September 19, 2020, yes seven months away. Expect a lot of electioneering in NZ. The election was due by November 21.
Spain is holding it’s fourth parliamentary election in four years and two in six month in an attempt to break a political stalemate. However Spanish voters are likely to return an an even more fragmented parliament.
The Premiere of Ontario wasn’t seen on the campaign trail during Canada’s Federal election that seen Justin Trudeau re-elected.
Bored by Stormy US politics? Get ready for the Brazil Presidential elections in October. The leader in the polls is a former President is free now but may be locked up in prison. Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton must smile at former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Apparently Russian President Vladimir Putin has not decided he will run for re-election in March 2018. For a guy who hasn’t relinguished any power since he headed the KGB this seems doubtful. Also today Senate Intelligence Committee head Burr said “Can certifiably say no vote totals were affected as a result of Russia”