Angela Merkel, hailed for her leadership skills beyond Germany, led a final governing coalition that was highly unstable with repeated changes of key players.
Japan’s LDP selected former foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, a politician known for avoiding controversy and building party consensus, for PM.
A key topic in a KOA interview (9-29-21) concerned disappointment in the final map produced by the new Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission.
The final map, which now goes to the Colorado Supreme Court, provides an outline of the politics of the newly designed congressional districts and what changes can be expected in the delegation.
When the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 crossed 675,000, the pandemic became the deadliest disease in American history, surpassing the deaths from the 1918-19 Spanish Flu.