US President-elect Joe Biden and his family salute the crowd on stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7. The surprising strength of the vote for sitting President Donald Trump suggests the Democratic Party’s celebrations could be short-lived. Photo: AFP US President-elect Joe Biden and his family salute the crowd on stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7. The surprising strength of the vote for sitting President Donald Trump suggests the Democratic Party’s celebrations could be short-lived. Photo: AFP
US President-elect Joe Biden and his family salute the crowd on stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7. The surprising strength of the vote for sitting President Donald Trump suggests the Democratic Party’s celebrations could be short-lived. Photo: AFP
Dani Rodrik
Opinion

Opinion

Dani Rodrik

Joe Biden’s election win over Donald Trump obscures Democratic Party’s long-term issues

  • Their candidate won a record number of votes, but Democrats face criticism for not doing better and for policies seen as both too liberal and too conservative
  • Concerns over social issues and losing good jobs to technology and globalisation could come back to haunt Democrats if they remain unaddressed

US President-elect Joe Biden and his family salute the crowd on stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7. The surprising strength of the vote for sitting President Donald Trump suggests the Democratic Party’s celebrations could be short-lived. Photo: AFP US President-elect Joe Biden and his family salute the crowd on stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7. The surprising strength of the vote for sitting President Donald Trump suggests the Democratic Party’s celebrations could be short-lived. Photo: AFP
US President-elect Joe Biden and his family salute the crowd on stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7. The surprising strength of the vote for sitting President Donald Trump suggests the Democratic Party’s celebrations could be short-lived. Photo: AFP
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