Only American citizens are entitled to elect the American president. But presidential influence extends far beyond the borders of the United States.
The World’s Marco Werman visits London, speaking with people from across the planet about the US presidency and its effects on their lives.
Download and listen to the entire “The World Votes: The US Presidency Overseas” series.
How much influence does an American president have in the world’s economy? In London, Marco meets a Greek comedian; an Indian-born financial regulator working in the City of London; a German journalist associated with Occupy movement; and European commuters traveling from London to the Continent. More>>
American presidents have been ever-present players in the now-moribund Middle East peace process. Are the interventions of American presidents necessary for peace in the region? Plus, how President Barack Obama’s actions during the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ resonated with two Libyan writers based in London. More>>
US presidents are able to make dramatic interventions around the world, in fields as far apart as public health in Africa and remote warfare in Pakistan. As a result, presidents are regarded by people around the world in ways that are equally dramatic. More>>
The power of the American president reaches into the lives of people all over the planet. But few of them have a say in who occupies the White House. As Americans vote, host Aaron Schachter canvasses opinions from The World’s team of correspondents around the globe. More>>
Marco Werman has been taking portraits of all the people he and producer Alex Gallafent have met in London this week for #theworldvotes. You can view them all here.