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GV Face: How We're Feeling Six Days Before the US Elections

Who will win on November 8: Trump, Hillary or Stein?

Even though many Global Voices contributors cannot vote in the US, we all feel invested in this American presidential race like few elections ever before.

The questions that come to our mind:

  • Will the US become more interventionist or isolationist?
  • Could a woman president in the US change things for women around the world?
  • Will it be harder for immigrants and minority groups to live in the United States?

To express our angst and get our thoughts out, every Wednesday, from October 26 to November 9, four Global Voices contributors will get together and talk about the latest news coming out of the US elections, what people outside the US think, and how our American contributors—who travel around the world and are familiar with political processes in other countries— feel about this election.

Conversation #2: Tuesday, November 2

With just six days to go until this roller coaster of an election campaign is over, everyone's nerves are thoroughly frayed.

To discussed our frazzled reactions to the campaign, this second episode of this three-part series is a fun, fast-paced conversation between:

  • Marianna Breytman, New York-based US voter and Lingua Community Coordinator
  • Georgia Popplewell, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago-based Global Voices Managing Director
  • Sana Saleem, San Francisco-based Global Voices Pakistan Editor

This conversation was moderated by Nevin Thompson, Global Voices social media editor and Japan editor.

Last week, our Beirut-based social media editor Zuhour Mahmoud moderated a discussion that included our Middle East and North Africa editor Joey Ayoub, Amsterdam-based US voter and Iran contributor Tori Egherman, and Sahar Ghazi, San Francisco-based US voter and Global Voices managing editor. You can watch that episode here. 

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