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Narrow Interests or Common Principles?

US Elections and India

The implications of the United States presidential elections for India and the positions of the candidates in fray are often viewed through the lens of narrow interests of the ruling classes masquerading as national interest. The implications for India’s national interests cannot be delinked from the possible impacts of the results of the presidential contest for the values such as democracy, equality and peace.


An unprecedented uncertainty has gripped the United States (US) as it prepares to go for its 59th quadrennial presidential elections (Piven and Bhargava 2020). A country that earlier claimed to be a democratic model for the world, is not certain whether it will get to know on the same night the results of election to be held on 3 November 2020. There are widespread app­rehensions that President Donald Trump might refuse to accept the results if he loses, a result whose likelihood has been growing by the day in recent months as the US has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, its disastrous economic fallouts and social unrests on many fronts (Al Jazeera 2020).

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Updated On : 18th Sep, 2020


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