A look ahead at the key events leading the news agenda next week, from the team at Foresight News. Delivered to your inbox on Fridays.
Leading the week
With Tuesday (November 1) ushering in the final week of campaigning ahead of the November 8 midterms, next week will see a flurry of surrogate activity as candidates hope to boost their numbers in the final stretch of their campaigns. President Joe Biden heads to Florida on Tuesday before visiting New Mexico on Thursday (November 3). He’s also reportedly in Pennsylvania on Saturday (November 5) alongside his old boss Barack Obama, who will be in Nevada earlier in the week, holding a rally on Tuesday in Las Vegas. On the Republican side, former President Donald Trump has announced a series of rallies, supporting MAGA candidates in Iowa on Thursday, Pennsylvania on Saturday, and Florida on Sunday (November 6). Meanwhile former Vice President Mike Pence, who has been active on the trail, will be in Georgia on Tuesday campaigning for Governor Brian Kemp. Big-name supporters on both sides, including Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, are also on the road. Suffice to say it’s shaping up to be a hectic week in politics ahead of these crucial elections.
Israel holds its fifth parliamentary elections in less than four years on Tuesday (November 1) as former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – who is currently on trial on corruption charges – seeks to make a political comeback by unseating interim leader Yair Lapid, with Defense Minister Benny Gantz also in the running. Polling suggests Netanyahu’s coalition may fall just shy of the threshold required to form a government, meaning another election in the spring of next year is a very real possibility.
Danes are also headed to the polls on Tuesday (November 1) after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called early elections amid an ongoing controversy over the grim cull of Denmark’s mink population due to COVID-19 fears. Frederiksen, who leads the Social Democrat party, is hoping to form a grand coalition to stave off the threat posed by the right, in particular from the new Denmark Democrats. The election is likely to be closely watched in European capitals given the recent victories for far-right figures in Sweden and Italy.