No. 118

The 2000 American Elections

  • 6 February 2000

The speaker analyzed the presidential, House, and New York Senate elections, offering a better understanding of the history, personalities, the process and the numbers behind these polls. The 2000 elections are particularly important. They will be a fierce competition for several reasons, notably the policies of President Bill Clinton, and the importance of US foreign policy, especially toward the Middle East. The House of Representatives is controlled by a Republican majority of 223 to 211. Thus, a swing of only a few seats could mean a Democratic majority. The questions are: Would voters bring a new president and a new House of Representatives? And what is the importance of the presidential election campaign for the competition for seats in the House of Representatives?

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Sunday 6 February 2000

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Sunday 6 February 2000

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