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The main events for 2013: elections

Elections in key countries of the world

Inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama will be the first major event in 2013, a year marked by elections in Israel, Tunisia, Iran and Pakistan, as well as in Italy and Germany.

JANUARY

- 20 and 21 – WASHINGTON: Oath by President Barack Obama, followed in the next day, by his inauguration marks the beginning of the second term of the 44th U.S. president.

- 22 – ISRAEL: early parliamentary elections after dissolving the Israeli Parliament in October, where incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the big favorite in an atmosphere of regional tensions.

- 23 – JORDAN: early parliamentary elections after the dissolution of Parliament by King Abdullah II.

FEBRUARY

- 7-17 – BERLIN: The 63rd Berlinale – International Film Festival in Berlin. Chinese director Wong Kar Wai is president of the jury.

- 24 – HOLLYWOOD (USA): The 85th Academy Awards ceremony of the film.

-24 And 25 – ITALY: early parliamentary elections.

MARCH

- 4 – KENYA: General elections (presidential and parliamentary), an election that promises to be tense, the past elections degenerated into violence on a unprecedented scale in 2007-2008.

MAY

- 15-26 – CANNES (France): The 66th film festival.

- PAKISTAN: legislative elections, seen as a major test for democracy in this country, where three civil governments were removed by coup, after the establishment of the State in 1947.

JUNE

- 14 – Iran Presidential Elections to appoint the successor of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

- 15-30: BRAZIL: Confederations  Football Cup.

- 17 and 18 – NORTHERN IRELAND / UK: G8 Summit

- 23 – TUNISIA: Presidential and legislative elections (2nd round is scheduled for July 7) after the adoption of the new Constitution.

JULY

- July 19 to August 4 – BARCELONA (Spain): World Swimming Championships.

- 23 to 28 – RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil): World Youth Day (WYD) in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI.

- 10-18 – MOSCOW: World Athletics Championship in Moscow.

- July 28-September 7 – VENICE (Italy): The 70th Mostra Film Festival.

SEPTEMBER

- GERMANY: legislative elections. Christian Democrat Chancellor Angela Merkel, running for a third term.

October

- STOCKHOLM / OSLO (Sweden / Norway): Announcement of the Nobel Prize.

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

- Poland: UN Conference on Climate Change.

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