With just a few candiates left, among them democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican’s Donald Trump, to become the new President of the United States, the transatlantic diablog headed out to the streets of Germany – asking people what they know about the election, the candidates and, even more interesting, what they think about them.
“I grew up in a time when America was known as the country to rely on,” says one of the people we met. Others prefer Hillary Clinton being the new president. They also speak about what they expect if Trump gets elected, and what it may mean for the transatlantic relations with Germany.
Here is our exclusive video, shot in the first week of June. Just five months before the election – scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th, 2016.
And this is how it works: Voters will select presidential electors who in turn will elect a new president and vice president through the Electoral College. A new president is required, because the United States Constitution prevents the incumbent president, Barack Obama, of the Democratic Party, from being elected to a third term.
Active candidates of the Democratic Party are Hillary Clinton, wife of the former US-President Bill Clinton, as well as Bernie Sanders, US Senator from Vermont.
The Republican Party sends out Donald Trump, chairman of the Trump Organization. He left behind not less than 16 other candidates of his party.
Although they do not have enough electrocal votes needed, there are indeed other parties involved. Such as the Libertarian Party or the Green Party.