DC Edit | Biden ‘red lines’ welcome in global democracy push

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On December 9 and 10, US Pres-ident Joe Biden will hold a virtual global Summit for Democracy. This is in keeping with his campaign promise, alth-ough it has taken a year to implement it. According to the US state department, the Biden-Harris administration is convinced that “renewing democracy in the United States and around the world is essential to meeting the unprecedented challenges of our time”.

President Biden also stated on the International Day of Democracy: “No democracy is perfect, and no dem-ocracy is ever final. Every gain made, every barrier broken, is the result of determined, unceasing work”. He is clearly not just speaking of American experience till the Nine-teenth Amendment to the US Constitution was pas-sed in 1920, which provided that: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex.” The franchise was thus extended to women…

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