Will incumbents hold on in London/Washington/Paris?
It’s a big year coming up opening with the Iowa caucus on Tuesday to be followed by a White House race primary programme lasting nearly six months – which I think is the longest ever.
On this side of the Atlantic there’s the French Presidential election in April/May where Sarkorzy will be fighting for a second term. We haven’t covered that yet – I’ve been waiting for Betfair to open up a market – but it could be a tight one.
Also we’ve got the next instalment of Boris & Ken in May where it’s hard to see the incumbent losing.
In Russia Putin will be attempting to return to the presidency amidst a huge furore following this month’s elections.
All of this set against a very difficult global financial crisis.
As it’s New Year’s Eve use this thread to record YOUR predictions.
Mike Smithson @MikeSmithsonOGH