The world goes to the polls...

Scott Lincoln
editor at Chartwell Speakers

2024 is a bumper chapter in the story book of democracy. In an incredible milestone, over four billion people – equating to over half of the world’s population – across sixty nations will take to the polls.

These elections will involve a wide range of of legislative practices and sizes, from India’s largest multi-day voting process in the world, to North Macedonia’s slightly smaller affair. In the UK, the incumbent Conservative party who have been in power for fourteen years during some seismic shifts in UK society are facing electoral oblivion, potentially for years to come.

Other races are harder to call– in echoes of 2020, Joe Biden will most likely be facing off against the embattled challenger in Donald Trump to secure the role of US President. This result will have enormous geopolitical ramifications including around US membership of intergovernmental organisations like NATO and thus funding for allies in Ukraine and the Middle East.

One thing for sure is that we will be feeling the effects of the 2024 polling cards for generations to come!

Why not hear from some of our world leading experts to shed some light on this monumental year?

Janan Ganesh

Political commentator; Financial Times columnist; and Author of ‘George Osborne: The Austerity Chancellor’

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Rory Stewart

Former Secretary of State in the UK Government; Yale Professor on global politics; and Host of the popular podcast ‘The Rest is Politics’

Phil Tinline

Political journalist and Author of ‘The Death of Consensus: 100 Years of British Political Nightmares’ which was chosen as The Times Politics Book of the Year in 2022

Kersti Kaljulaid

President of the Republic of Estonia (2016-2021); UN Global Advocate for Every Woman Every Child; and named amongst Forbes ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017’

Ruchir Sharma

Columnist for the Financial Times; Chairman of Rockefeller Capital Management; and established Author of books including ‘The 10 Rules of Successful Nations’

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Kim Darroch

British Ambassador to the United States (2016-2019) and Author of ‘Collateral Damage: Britain, America and Europe in the Age of Trump’ 

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Alastair Campbell

Geopolitical strategist; Director of Communications and Strategy for Tony Blair’s Government; and Author of eighteen politically-focused books

Sam Gyimah

Former Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education; Board Director of Goldman Sachs International; and Host of the podcast ‘The Geopolitics of Business’

Pippa Malmgrem

Technology entrepreneur; Special Assistant to George W. Bush (2000-2002); and Author of  ‘Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy’

Mario Monti

Prime Minister of Italy (2011-2015); Former Member of the European Commission; and President of Bocconi University in Milan

Anthony Scaramucci

Appointed as Communications Director under Donald Trump before being fired ten days later; and Founder of investment company SkyBridge Capital

Eliott Morris

Data-driven journalist; Author; and the Editorial Director of Data Analytics at ABC News

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Tina Fordham

Leading geopolitical strategist and advisor to the C-Suite on the intersection of politics, business environment and social change

KT McFarland

Foreign policy expert; President Trump’s Deputy National Security Advisor; and Former National Security Analyst for Fox News