The year 2024 represents a significant challenge for democracy worldwide, with elections in over 70 countries highlighting the struggle between democratic ideals and authoritarian tendencies.

Throughout 2024, elections in more than 70 countries involving around half the world's population will serve as a major evaluation of democracy's health. With concerns over liberal values' betrayal and the rise of authoritarianism, early indications suggest a troubling trend of interference, suspension of elections, and advancements in technology reshaping political campaigning. Notable elections in countries like Indonesia, Russia, and the United States will play crucial roles in determining the direction of democratic norms.