After Trump’s victory, shock and uncertainty across the world
These are among the reactions from political figures and some of the most important media outlets on Trump’s victory:
“I congratulate the USA on its electoral process and reiterate Donald Trump our willingness to work together in favor of a bilateral relationship.
Mexico and the United States are friends, partners and allies who must continue to collaborate for the competitiveness and development of North America.
I trust that Mexico and the United States will continue to strengthen their ties of cooperation and mutual respect”.
Enrique Peña Nieto / President of Mexico
“After a long campaign, the American people have spoken and democracy has been heard. President Obama phoned the victor this morning to congratulate him. The President invited President-elect Trump to meet with him at the White House tomorrow to discuss the transition. Ensuring a smooth transition of power will be a top priority for all of us in the coming weeks as will our continued work to strengthen the ties between Mexico and the United States.
Change sometimes brings anxiety, but as I have said many times I am confident our relationship is firmly rooted in shared values and interests. That relationship will remain strong to the benefit of both countries.”
Statement by Ambassador Roberta Jacobson / US Embassy in Mexico Press Release
Donald Trump to become next US president
GOP firebrand Donald Trump has won the electoral vote sending shock waves around the globe. Financial markets plummeted amidst the back-and-forth of the tense election.
The demographic breakdown revealed a deeply divided United States, with African American and Latino voters overwhelmingly choosing Clinton, and the majority of white voters selecting Trump.
Deutsche Welle / Germany
Trump pledges to heal divisions after shocking election victory
President-elect says ‘the forgotten men and women will be forgotten no longer’
Donald Trump stormed to victory in the presidential election this morning, seizing clusters of battleground states in a stunning repudiation of the political establishment, sending shock waves across the United States and the world.
The London Times / UK
President Xi congratulates Trump on becoming U.S. president-elect
President Xi Jinping said China and the US have a shared responsibility to maintain world peace and stability and to promote global development. China hopes to work with the US to control differences in a constructive way, to promote bilateral ties and improve the wellbeing of the people of both countries and the world as a whole.
cctv.com / China
Uncertainty in markets as Trump era begins
Donald Trump’s election as US president is set to send a shockwave through global stocks following a plunge on Australian and Asian share markets on Wednesday.
Australia’s market was first to feel the brunt of investor fear for what the controversial Republican’s ascendancy to the White House will mean for global trade and politics, given his staunch opposition to free trade deals and strong criticism of China, the world’s second-largest economy.
After Australia’s benchmark SP/ASX200 closed at a four-month low, the rout continued across Asia with Japan’s Nikkei index down 5.4 per cent and Hong Kong dropping three per cent.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un inspects military as U.S. holds presidential election
North Korea has refused to give up nuclear weapons despite U.S. calls for denuclearization. Washington has also refused to talk with North Korea unless denuclearization is on the agenda.
http://www.upi.com/ United Press International
At the centre, but on the margins
Donald Trump, the outsider who challenged, and upset America’s political establishment, is now president of the United States. What do we really know about the man, and the political forces at work in today’s America?
Le Monde Diplomatique / France
US presidential election 2016: Trump is the new president
Historic turn of events during the election, America turns the page –
The newly elected president: “Thanks to Hillary for what she has done for the country. No more divisions, it’s time to unite.”
Corriere della Sera / Italy
Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton to win US presidency
New York businessman and former reality TV star clinches victory over Clinton after long and divisive election campaign.
Donald Trump is the next president of the US after a long, bitter and divisive election campaign.
Speaking to his supporters in New York after clinching victory, Trump said that Clinton had congratulated him on his win.
“I have just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory … and I congratulated her and her family on a very very hard-fought campaign.”
Trump said it was “time for us to come together”, pledging to be president “for all Americans”.
AlJazeera.com / Middle East
President of Argentina Mauricio Macri congratulated Trump
“I hope we can work for the good of our peoples.”
Macri met Trump at age 24 when he took over his father Franco Macri’s Company in Manhattan, where the Argentinian Socma Group sought unsuccessfully to get involved in real estate business.
El Clarín / Argentina
Trump wins US elections
Against all odds, Republican candidate Donald Trump won the United States presidential election against Democrat Hillary Clinton, a favorite in all pre-election polls.
Trump will assume the United States highest position on January 20 next year and will feature a Republican-dominated Congress in both chambers.
Granma / Official organ of the Central Committe of the Communist Party of Cuba