No excuses

Joe Biden will not have the blocks that Trump had to face. The Democratic Party has the power, let's see what it will do with it.

The Democratic Party achieved an excellent result in the November and January elections. If until now it was confined to the control of the House of Representatives, now it will have the White House and Congress in its hands. Joe Biden will not have the blocks that Trump had to face, so there will be no excuse for not implementing the policies he wants. In addition, Trump's tumultuous end of term creates the conditions for a more pronounced page turn.

The White House will have a clear path, but there are doubts about where Joe Biden is going. In the tradition of American politics, the Democratic Party is an amalgamation of currents and trends. Biden is perceived as being more at the center, he is not hostile to companies or the financial system and he is not deeply statist. Its vice president, on the other hand, seems to represent an interventionist version, more to the left and defender of a more ubiquitous state. Who will prevail?

The electoral campaign was very focused on confronting Trump and little enlightening about the objectives for the next four or eight years. It seems clear that there will be more stimulus to the economy and that a different approach to the pandemic is likely to be taken. But it remains to be seen, for example, what the new administration thinks of the relationship with China, Europe, Russia and the countries of the Middle East, its position on protectionism or whether it intends to “leave” the big technology companies. The Democratic Party has the power, let's see what it will do with it.

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