One year to the US election: Who are the candidates vying for the White House?
03 November 2023 | 2:15 pm
On November 5, 2024, one year from now, US voters will go to the polls to elect a new president. Joe Biden is seeking a second term, but former president Donald Trump is hoping to make a comeback. We speak to our Washington correspondent Fraser Jackson about the different candidates throwing their hat into the ring and the issues already influencing the campaign, such as the war in the Middle East.
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