With interest in third-party and insurgent presidential candidates in the US at a high point, our team thought it would be fun to do a series diving into some outsider candidates from previous campaigns, both presidential and primary runs. Today, we’re looking at Ross Perot’s 1992 run for the presidency.
Ross Perot was born on June 27, 1930, in Texarkana, Texas, and made a name for himself not just as a successful businessman and billionaire, but also as a noteworthy political figure. He was the driving force behind Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962 and later, Perot Systems in 1988, both big hits in the IT world.
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Q: “has China shown the IMF, the deal that has supposedly been struck between the China EXIM Bank and Sri Lanka?”
A: “We have not seen the details of this yet, but this again should come out through our routine engagement.”
Transcript of the Press Briefing on the 2023 China Article IV Consultation Mission
That exchange, in the latest press briefing by the IMF on China, caused us to revisit our post on Sri Lanka’s debt situation and provides an opportunity to expand on the broader geopolitical issues at play.
China’s interactions with multilateral financial institutions embody its larger international ambitions. Through strategic policy choices and leveraging its creditor status, China is actively working to transform these institutions, seeking a balance between its duties and rights, and striving to infuse the global financial governance structure with its own brand of influence.
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Sahra Wagenknecht, a prominent figure in German politics known for her charisma and populist leanings, has launched a new political party. The Alliance Sahra Wagenknecht (BSW) is her venture to reshape the political spectrum by combining elements of left-populism with certain right-wing ideologies. Her objective is to provide a political home for those disillusioned with mainstream parties, particularly targeting voters who have shown an inclination towards the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) by addressing their anti-establishment sentiments and concerns over issues such as unchecked migration and the financial burdens of environmental initiatives.
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