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4 Jan 2024

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Number of People to Vote in 2024's Pivotal Global Elections

Elections in Bangladesh and Taiwan mark the beginning of a year where [over 2 billion people](https://www.semafor.com/newsletter/01/02/2024/semafor-flagship?utm_source=nowshare&utm_medium=flagship&utm_campaign=flagshipnumbered5#f) will vote in various countries, from Finland to Russia. The United States' election is highlighted as pivotal, with concerns about consequences of potential outcomes like Trump's return, rising nationalism, and cultural conflicts influencing the global political landscape. This is the biggest voting year [since 1800](https://www.ft.com/content/95a42a1d-1214-4534-ab69-0bc874d64556).