Editorial | Senior leaders expect a big breakthrough | Editorial & Commentary

In the United States, there is currently a heated debate over whether the country’s current president, Joe Biden, 81, should withdraw his bid to run for a second term in November’s presidential election. The debate on the topic is urgent because she lost an election debate with her predecessor, 78-year-old Donald Trump. Now the latest polls are predicting Trump’s election victory, which has caused more panic among Biden’s supporters.

Biden has reiterated that he has no intention of abandoning his re-election bid. If campaign funding doesn’t pick up as expected, and if home-party support continues to slide in polls, a change of heart could occur.

UKK was Biden’s age when he resigned.

Although the countries and systems are different, the situation in the United States is reminiscent of the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Ailing leaders there expected a major upheaval in 1982 following the death of Communist Party General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, 75. He was succeeded by Yuri Andropov, who died in 1984 at the age of 69. He was replaced by Konstantin Chernenko, who died in 1985 at the age of 73. When he finally came to power, Mikhail Gorbachev was 54 years old, and the Soviet Union was too rotten to be left at the feet of the reform policy of perestroika. A great upheaval.

In Finland, people wonder how it is possible for two old men to lead the world’s superpower. However, many have their own experience of President Urho Kekkonen’s rule, which lasted more than a quarter of a century. UKK’s last presidential term was cut short in the fall of 1981, when his health failed so badly that he was unable to fully perform his duties. UKK was Biden’s age when he resigned.

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Kekkonen’s ability to function gradually weakened. The power apparatus around him protected his own position and maintained the illusion of presidential efficacy, which had long been in question before the fall. One explanation for the events is the uncertainty of who will lead Finland after Kekkonen and in what way.

In America, too, there seems to be widespread uncertainty about the future. There, they consider what kind of policy can keep the country as a military and economic superpower, while satisfying the citizens of the federal government.

Democrats lean on Biden and Republicans lean on Trump because of uncertainty. Very soon the country will face a real political upheaval, led by more radical politicians than the present.

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