Some international events and anniversaries in 2019

Countries with more than a third of the world’s population will hold nation-wide elections. They include India, the planet’s largest democracy, plus the populous Indonesia, Nigeria and South Africa. The European Union – presumably down from 28 to 27 Member States because of Brexit – will have an election to the European Parliament,

China will be nervous about the number ‘9’. This year is the centenary of the May Fourth Movement, which the Communist Party celebrates, and the 30th anniversary of the demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, which the Communist Party never mentions. It is also the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic and 60th anniversary of the uprising in Tibet that led to the exile of the Dalai Lama.

Britain will or will not leave the European Union.

And maybe President Trump will resign.


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