Democracy thrives in 2024 as the world anticipates elections in United States,Russia, India, Taiwan and many other countries. 2024 is been called the biggest year for democracy as it will shape the end of this decade as more than a third of the world’s population will be going to the polls in 2024 to elect their leaders. More than 60 countries representing half the world’s population will go to the polls in 2024, with an estimated 4 billion people voting in presidential, legislative, and local elections.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin looks set to remain in power until at least 2030; India’s Narendra Modi seems certain to extend his rule to 2029, while Donald Trump could return to the White House despite charges of subverting U.S. democracy. The governance of more than a quarter of the world’s population will be at stake in elections this year, including Russia in March, India by May and the United States in November.Taiwanese voters will head to the polls in 2024’s first major election to choose a new president on Jan. 13 amid deepening fears that China might invade the island, which Biden has repeatedly said Washington would help fend off.

Donald Trump, who never conceded defeat in the 2020 U.S. election and falsely claimed the vote was rigged, has vowed retribution on opponents if returned to power, including the Department of Justice, the federal bureaucracy and President Joe Biden.

Russian President Vladimir Putin who has already served as president for longer than any other ruler of Russia since Josef Stalin, beating even Leonid Brezhnev’s 18-year rule, had on Friday said that he would run for president again in the 2024 election, a move that will allow the former KGB spy to stay in power until at least 2030.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who wrested control of key states defeated of Congress in all three heartland states, which was announced on Sunday, dashed any notion that the opposition could pose a serious challenge through a newly formed 28-party alliance led by the party that has ruled India for 54 years since independence from Britain.

In Taiwan the frontrunner is Lai Ching-te, the current vice president from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. a close confidant of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen. Lai will face Hou Yu-ih, the standard-bearer for the Kuomintang party, which ruled Taiwan from the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949 through 2000. The Kuomintang is more friendly to Beijing and explicitly advocates for “reunification” as a key plank of its party platform. Electing Lai and Hsiao would result in a war between China and Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of its territory despite the fact the Chinese Communist Party has never ruled the island.

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