MADRID, 30 (EUROPE PRESS)
“When we meet here in December 2021, there was a feeling in many places around the world that the best days of democracy were ahead. Democracy has been declining by some indicators for 15 consecutive years. But this year we can say that we have a different story. than counting (…) we are seeing signs that we are changing course,” Biden said.
Angola with its first steps to build an independent judicial system, the Dominican Republic with the amendment of the anti-corruption law or Croatia with the anti-corruption and transparency institute are some of the many examples that point to the amendment of the president. .
“We are also demonstrating the resilience of American democracy. Our free, fair and secure elections are finally falling, the first ballot with the attack on our Capitol on January 6, voters echoing the voices of extremism attacking our democracy,” Biden explained.
In addition, the US President confirmed that history is a “milestone” in which the decisions that are made will affect the course of the world in the following decades, since he believes that democracy is about “working, strengthening institutions. Eradicating corruption, generating consensus and rejecting political violence, something that cannot be conceived without the right to vote can
PEOPLE IN DANGER
On the one hand, the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, stated that the values of democracy, law and respect for human rights are “under attack”.
“Men are closed in civil spaces, legal rights are restricted, dissenting voices are silenced, (…) Human rights defenders face your persecution and prosecutors who fight corruption in the face of accusations,” Guterres denounced.
Also, he emphasized the arrests, violence and criticism suffered by journalists around the world, whose killing was “horrifying” 50 percent last year, and called to “give life” to Human Rights on its 75th anniversary.