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UW Election Eye 2012

Campaign 2012 through the eyes of UW faculty and students

Topic: Europe

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November 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM

A European Perspective on the Presidential Race

Some Europeans say that they should be able to vote for President in the United States, because whoever gets elected has a huge impact on the whole world.

SHORELINE — How do people outside the United States perceive the election and the presidential candidates?  Do they follow American politics?  Specifically, do they follow presidential politics?  I thought it might be interesting to get a glimpse of the outside point of view, so I asked.  I spoke with my parents, who live in Finland and are very keen on the news and current events.  I also asked my cousin to report what she observed from Belgium, where she’s lived for many years.

Let’s see what they had to say.


Comments | More in National | Topics: Barack Obama, Belgium, Europe

March 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Super Tuesday reported on European style

AMSTERDAM — Yesterday I landed in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, en route to Sudan. One of the gifts of international travel is the chance to see how other countries report on your own nation. Kiosks at Schiphol were full of European newspapers I scanned for news of Super Tuesday results. I snapped photos of a few…


Comments | Topics: Amsterdam, Election 2012, Europe