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 Maart 2024 infographic
Graphic shows selected news events in March 2024.
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Wereldagenda Maart 2024

By Jordi Bou

March 1, 2024 - March 29, 2024 - Events in March include Donald Trump’s hush-money trial, Israel’s offensive in Rafah, crucial elections in Iran, Portugal and Russia, the 96th Academy Awards ceremony and the auction of Lionel Messi’s first contract with Barcelona.

Mar 1, Iran: Voters cast their ballots for a new parliament and the Assembly of Experts, a key body in charge of appointing the supreme leader. The election is the first since the 2022 crackdown on protests that followed the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.

Mar 10, Gaza Strip: Israel has warned it will launch an offensive in Rafah unless Hamas frees all hostages held in Gaza by the start of Ramadan on this day.

Mar 10, Portugal: The ruling socialists remain on course to win a snap election called after Prime Minister António Costa was forced to step down in November amid a sprawling corruption probe.

Mar 10, U.S.: With 13 nominations, Oppenheimer – about the scientist who helped develop the atomic bomb – leads the Oscars battle, closely followed by the fantasy drama, Poor Things and box office hit, Barbie.

Mar 15-17, Russia: Vladimir Putin is expected to win his fifth term as president in elections that will extend his quarter-century rule and keep him in power until at least 2030.

Mar 18-27, UK: A napkin on which 13-year-old Lionel Messi’s first contract with Barcelona was signed is auctioned in London, with a starting price of $380,000.

Mar 26-Jul 14, France: The Musée d’Orsay stages “Paris 1874. The Impressionist Moment” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibition.

Mar 25, U.S.: Donald Trump will become the first former U.S. president to face a criminal trial, indicted on 34 felony counts connected to hush-money payments made to a porn actress in the run-up to the 2016 election.

Sources
PUBLISHED: 25/02/2024; Getty Images, Las Vegas Review-Journal, NASA, Sotheby’s; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom
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