The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, is one of the personalities who, according to Agence France-Presse, should be followed by the media with increased attention in the coming year 2023.
Georgieva will be on the front line next year because of the attempts to prevent a full-scale debt crisis. The pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict have weakened the global economy, sent interest rates on capital markets soaring and fueled skyrocketing inflation. Caught between rising interest rates and the risk of recession, many of the most weakened countries risk falling into insolvency, BTA reported.
British Prince Harry will also have to be watched with interest next year, because in January he will publish his long-awaited memoir, which could contain some uncomfortable truths about the British royal family. The book could generate a lot of excitement and buzz a few months before the coronation ceremony of the new British king – Charles III, Harry’s father.
Next year will be critically important for 44-year-old Ron Desantis. The very popular governor of the state of Florida was re-elected to office in November and is expected to announce that he will enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2024 election. Ron DeSantis is a rising star in the conservative Republican camp. In the battle for the Republican presidential nomination, he will face Donald Trump, his former mentor, who, however, now criticizes and ridicules him.
Next year will be closely watched to see how Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen continues to deal with increasing pressure from China.
Among the personalities the media will have to keep a close eye on next year is Peter Obi. Labour, who wants to be the personification of the change long awaited by the Nigerian youth, will try to win Nigeria’s presidential election scheduled for February. Peter Obi, who is 61, says he has been wearing the same watch for 17 years and his shoes cost less than €60. He presents himself as a corruption-proof presidential candidate.