The president of the US, Joe Biden, has opened today the 'summit of democracy', which brings together on 110 heads of state and government in the world with a message centered on the idea that, as he himself said in the speech of Opening, "Renoving our democracy requires a constant job." In a world in which, according to the NGO Freedom House the democracy "has been receding 15 years", as Biden recalled, that form of government can not be taken as something guaranteed. "Democracy does not happen by accident," the president of the United States stressed. The political system "must be able to renew and should be able to improve. And democracies are capable of it," said Biden at an event that, according to his Critics, it does not have clear objectives beyond the elaboration of a report that will be presented next year at another summit. The 'summit' will act on three levels: defend democracies against authoritarianism, combat corruption, and make progress respect for human rights. A significant change in this meeting is the attitude of the US. If in the past Washington already tended to appear before the world as the lightest lighthouse, this time things have changed, especially after the failed attempt of insurrection and the assault on Congress by the supporters of Donald Trump on January 6. To this is added the appeal of Dictatorships with Chinese and Russia in the West and the authoritarian drift of large allies, such as Hungary, Poland, Brazil, Turkey and India. "The United States focuses on the 'Summit' from a position of humility," the Biden government declared. In fact, a large part of the president's speech focused on the enumeration of the measures that the US executive is taking to try to combat the restriction of the right of vote launched by Trump's followers since he lost elections.
Joe Biden: Democracy does not happen by chance
The president of the US, Joe Biden, has opened today the 'summit of democracy', which brings together on 110 heads of state and government in the world with a