On July 31, the outbreak of the new epidemic was widespread in the world, which not only affected the medical system, culture, economy and other fields of various countries, but also affected the political circles of many countries. Since February 2020, dozens of countries and regions around the world have postponed the election process to make way for people’s life and health. < / P > < p > in the Americas, elections in more than a dozen countries or regions have been postponed. Bolivia government officials said novel coronavirus pneumonia was postponed to October 18th in May, given the severe domestic epidemic of new crown pneumonia. Earlier, the country had rescheduled the election to September 6. Romero, President of Bolivia’s supreme electoral court, said medical experts warned that the epidemic would peak between late August and early September, and therefore decided to postpone the election. The final date of the election is more in line with the protection of national health and the arrival of the international election observation mission. The municipal elections in New Brunswick, Canada, were also postponed. “Without careful planning and management, mass gatherings can have serious consequences for public health,” said Russell, chief medical officer of the provincial health ministry. They may exacerbate the spread of the virus and put additional pressure on the health care system. ” < / P > < p > the first important election after brexit, England’s local elections, originally scheduled for may, were postponed for one year due to the epidemic. At that time, it was the outbreak of the new crown epidemic in the United Kingdom, and the government made a relevant judgment. In this election, it was originally intended to elect the local authorities of 118 districts in England and the mayors of many cities, including London. At that time, the British election commission had indicated that the epidemic would bring risks to the election. The authorities did not believe that voters could participate in the election safely, or even that the information of candidates and political parties could be effectively transmitted to voters. For Sadik Khan, the mayor of London, who is about to end his four-year term, because of the epidemic, he has been given the opportunity to extend his term for one year, but also faces greater challenges. “In the coming months, I will continue to work with the government and experts to manage the epidemic,” Sadik said. I will do my best to support London. ” However, Italy experienced a “dark moment” in March. The referendum on reducing the number of seats in Parliament and amending the constitution, which was planned to be held on March 29, as well as the local elections in some regions and cities in the first half of 2020, have to be cancelled. Italy’s prime minister Conte pointed out that any economic activity must be carried out with good security measures, such as keeping a proper social distance, “however, face-to-face voting is difficult to achieve.”. At present, as the epidemic in Italy stabilizes, authorities have announced that these elections will be held on September 20. Due to the new epidemic situation, the CDU postponed its National Party Congress, which is to elect the next party chairman, to the end of 2020. In response, Michelle boschwin, former director of the International Affairs Department of Hesse state, Germany, said that public health and safety should be put first and given the highest priority, so this is the right approach. On June 10, the chairman of Sri Lanka’s Election Commission, deshapria, announced that the parliamentary election scheduled for June 20 would be postponed to August 5. This is the second postponement of the election, which was originally scheduled for 25 April. Deshapria said the decision was made after an agreement was reached among the members of the election committee. Local media said voters should abide by some hygiene principles: people should wear masks and keep a proper distance between people. In Australia, the Tasmanian Local Legislative Council election, originally scheduled for May 2, has been postponed to August 1 in response to the authorities’ announced social alienation measures. In addition, the larger local government elections in New South Wales have been postponed for a full year until September 2021. “Local government elections are an important part of the democratic process,” said Shelley Hancock, new state’s local government minister The decision to postpone the election was not made rashly, but to ensure the safety of candidates, voters and staff. However, the National Election Commission of Ethiopia issued a statement saying, “we were forced to suspend our activities due to the new crown epidemic.” When the epidemic situation improves, the committee will announce a new timetable. The novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic in South Africa has been increasing rapidly since the new Wang Xi src= in
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Wang Xi photo of China entered into June. The picture shows a long line of people receiving relief food at a social relief station in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Wang Xi of China News Agency < / P > < p > in South Africa, the election court has ordered several municipal elections to be postponed since the blockade, and the public participation involved has been cancelled directly. The election committee welcomed this and said that it would continue to monitor the development of the epidemic and announce the rescheduling of the election after a comprehensive assessment of the situation and the determination of compliance with the national emergency laws and regulations.