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Populism, Asian style: 40 percent of the continent under populist governance

THE populist wave that has swept the world in recent years has shaken up global politics and sent many establishment-politicians’ heads spinning. Much of the focus has been in the western hemisphere, with the rise of Trump and more recently Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, along with bubbling populism across Europe. But Asia is far from immune. A recent study from the Institute for Global Change found 40 percent of Asia’s population is governed by populists. A startling figure until you realise the continent is home to two of the top three most populous democracies in the world ruled by populists: Narendra Modi in India, and Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Indonesia. SEE ALSO: These charts prove the world is actually becoming a better place Add to that the Philippines under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, and it accounts for over 1.7 billion people. But populism means different things to different rulers, something that... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Populism, Asian style: 40 percent of the continent under populist governance, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'ASIAN CORRESPONDENT'. Thank you Populism, Asian style: 40 percent of the continent under populist governance

 

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