Vulnerable Times

I only have five minutes of sitting time, so this is going to be a short post. Hearing about all these general elections around the world got me thinking: how many countries are experiencing major elections and the subsequent vulnerable transition periods thereafter? Here’s a quick list:

South Korea impeachment – Dec 9, 2016

2017 General Elections
Ecuador – Feb
Holland – March
Hungary – March
France – April
Finland – April
Iran – May
South Korea – May
UK General – June
Norway – Sep
Germany – Sep
New Zealand – Sep
Denmark – Nov
Chile – Dec

Has there been another year in which so many powerful countries’ elections have lined up so perfectly? If not, then surely a country like Russia could have checked a calendar and noted this particular vulnerability coming. How many of these elections have a Russian-backed candidate who is campaigning to remove their country from trade and military alliances?

 

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