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US President Joe Biden plans to run for the presidency again next year. But he wants to wait a little longer with the official announcement of his candidacy. This is the most concrete statement so far about his plans for the upcoming elections, he gave to the American station NBC.
In the Democratic primary, the White House chief would now face Robert Kennedy, the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, and writer Marianne Williamson. In the presidential election itself, Biden could again face the now criminally prosecuted ex-president Donald Trump, who is running for the nomination of the Republican Party.
“I plan to run. But we’re not ready to announce it yet,” Biden said in an interview with NBC. Earlier, the president said that he would run again in tandem with Vice President Kamala Harris if he were to run for office, Reuters recalled.
Before the election itself, which is scheduled for the beginning of November 2024, the candidates for the American president must compete for the favor of their party mates in the primary elections. But Democrats are showing in polls that they do not want the now 80-year-old Biden to run again.
In February, only 37 percent of Democrats told Reuters and NORC pollsters they wanted the current president to run for the White House again. That’s down 15 percentage points from last October, and the drop is visible among both younger and older members of the Democratic Party.
None of the other current Democratic candidates, however, have much of a chance of defeating Biden in the primaries, according to the Politico server and surveys compiled on the FiveThirtyEight analysis website. So, if Biden really runs and the Democrats choose him as their candidate despite the doubts, he could again face the Republican ex-president Trump, but also, for example, the current Florida governor Ron DeSantis. He has not yet officially announced his candidacy, but it is assumed that he will run for the presidency.
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