Democratic Party

  1. How do politicians worldwide stay safe and accessible?

    Protestors storming the US Capitol in 2021

    The killing of MP Sir David Amess has highlighted a security dilemma for politicians across the globe.

    Some of the BBC's international correspondents explain what the situation is like in other countries.

    BBC South American correspondent Katy Watson says being an open, accessible people's representative in the major cities of Brazil - Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro - where wealth and inequalities are polarised, politicians are more likely to be flanked by bodyguards.

    Brazil is deeply divided politically and President Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed during his leadership campaign.

    Being an MP in India - the world's largest democracy - comes with a lot of privileges, a security detail is one of them, writes Vikas Pandey in Delhi.

    In recent years, attacks on politicians have taken the form of ink-throwing and slapping.

    But a number of politicians, including former PMs Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, have lost their lives in violent attacks.

    In the Netherlands, Dutch lawmakers do not hold surgeries and only a select few Dutch politicians, including the anti-Islam leader, Geert Wilders, have protection.

    The prime minister, Mark Rutte, pictured below, has been seen cycling to meetings.

    Read the full story on the struggle politicians face to meet the public and stay safe.

    Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte
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