The World reacts to Obama’s victory!!

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The reaction of the media and world leaders on Obama\'s victory.

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  • Obama's election night speech had special meaning to people with disabilities because it is very rare for any politician to not only mention us in such a major speech but to include us as simply part of the mainstream. I did a slideshow on an email-writing campaign to thank Obama, and to remind him of the campaign promises he made to people with disabilities: http://www.slideshare.net/Andrea_Shettle/email-obama-presentation
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The World reacts to Obama’s victory!!

  1. The world reacts to Obama’s victory!! hope elation Skepticism The World reacts to Obama’s victory!!
  2. Aljazeera…. Jubilation follows Obama victory Media reacts…… The New Zealand Herald…….. A 'breakthrough' in history - media reacts The Boston Globe…. Historic victory CNN…Bush: All Americans can be proud
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  4. MX, Brisbane, Australia November 5, 2008
  5. Calgary Herald, Calgary, Canada November 5, 2008
  6. La Tribune, Paris, France November 5, 2008
  7. The Times, Johannesburg, South Africa November 5, 2008
  8. Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Alaska November 5, 2008
  9. Leaders say… <ul><li>George Bush said the people had chosen a president &quot;whose journey represents a triumph of the American story.&quot; </li></ul>&quot;I know Barack Obama and we share many values, and I look forward to working extremely closely with him in the coming months and years.&quot; British PM Gordon Brown As published on http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/05/world.reaction/index.html
  10. &quot;I'm convinced that through a close and trusting cooperation between the United States and Europe we will be able to confront new risks and challenges in a decisive manner and will be able to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that are opening up in our world,&quot; <ul><li>German Chancellor Angela Merkel </li></ul>French President Nicolas Sarkozy Nicolas Sarkozy said Obama's election raised in France, in Europe and around the world &quot;an immense hope&quot; and that the American people &quot;had expressed with force their faith in progress and the future.&quot; As published on http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/05/world.reaction/index.html
  11. Afghan president Hamid Karzai said the American people have taken &quot;themselves ... and the rest of the world into a new era, the era where race, color and ethnicity ... will also disappear as a factor in politics in the rest of the world.&quot; <ul><li>Afghan president Hamid Karzai </li></ul>Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said: &quot;We look forward to relations between our two countries that witness, during your rule, further consolidation and development in all different fields, based on a firm contractual ground, common interests and similar values.&quot;     Iraqi President Jalal Talabani As published on http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/05/world.reaction/index.html
  12. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said: &quot;We have no doubt that that the special relations between the two nations will continue and strengthen during the Obama administration.&quot; Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Russian President Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Obama on his victory and said he was hoping for constructive dialogue with the incoming U.S. president but also highlighted differences between the two countries, including the missile defense plan. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev As published on http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/05/world.reaction/index.html
  13. A new era begins with hope for a better and more secure future with a new leader with a new vision… Here’s wishing you loads of luck for a not so easy road ahead……….

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