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Американские выборы и мир

КАИР – Дональд Трамп, кандидат в президенты США от Республиканской партии, явно не является бесспорным вариантом для истеблишмента этой партии. Осталось совсем немного времени до выборов 8 ноября, а многие известные республиканцы до сих пор отказываются его поддерживать. А демократы, естественно, его просто ненавидят. Трамп выиграл на партийных праймериз, потому что у рядовых избирателей-республиканцев он стал самым популярным кандидатом.

С другой стороны, центристский претендент от демократов, Хиллари Клинтон, явно является кандидатом истеблишмента. Впрочем, для получения номинации от собственной партии ей пришлось вести серьёзную битву с сенатором Берни Сандерсом – он называет себя социалистом, а его политические взгляды, которые гораздо левее, чем у Клинтон, оказались особенно созвучны интересам молодых членов партии.

Феномен Трампа и Сандерса свидетельствует о том, что американские избиратели недовольны традиционными политическими вариантами на выборах.  По данным последних опросов, Трампа и Клинтон разделяют не более 5% голосов, при этом оба имеют рекордно высокие негативные рейтинги. Вне зависимости от того, кто из них победит, американцы, скорее всего, выберут нового президента не потому, что он или она им нравится, а потому что им не нравится альтернатива.

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