Lets Take A Look At What The US Elections 2016 Looks Like
With the conclusion of the two major party nomination conventions, the United States is all set to welcome the country’s 45th president. The presidential elections is scheduled to take place on November 18 and at present three of the four running parties have put forth their presidential nominee.
The Republicans and Democrats are the largest political parties in the United States. While the former has elected Donald Trump as its nominee, the latter has chosen former first lady Hillary Clinton to be its face in the Presidential elections. The two other parties running for the post are the Libertarian party with Gary Johnson as its nominee and the Green party which currently has a presumptive nominee in Jill Stein.
Born in 1947 at Illinois, Chicago, Hillary Rodham Clinton is the daughter of a former Republican. She decided to leave the Republican side in her college years after getting disillusioned by the party’s take on the American civil rights movement and the Vietnam war. Professionally she is a lawyer and has since her days in college ran several campaigns and initiatives on issues of child benefits and healthcare.
Unlike Hillary Clinton, Trump originates from a completely non-political background. He is a successful New York-based businessman and a television personality who decided to enter the Presidential race in 2015. Running alongside him for the post of Vice-President is Indiana Governor, Mike Pence.
After securing an Economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Trump went on to take over his father’s real estate and construction business. He has been listed by Forbes as one among the top 400 billionaires of the world.
While the Democrats and Republicans remain the two major parties of the United States, the Libertarians constitute the third largest political party. Gary Johnson was nominated as the party’s presidential nominee in May 2016.
The Libertarians claim that they are more ‘culturally liberal’ than the Democrats and more ‘fiscally conservative’ than the Republicans. The party had nominated Johnson as their Presidential nominee in the 2012 elections as well when he managed to secure 1 percent of the general election votes against President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.