World leaders react to Obama win
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Leaders from around the world have congratulated re-electedPresident on his success at the ballot box.
leader stated that he "will continue to work with President Obama to preserve the strategic interests of Israel's citizens" and described relations between the U.S. and Israel as "rock solid". Some others within the ruling party were not so optimistic about the relationship, with member criticising Obama for "ill-advised" policies towards Israel and hoping Obama "resets his course relating to Israel and our region for the next four years".
A statement on behalf ofleader expressed hope that Obama "continues his efforts to achieve peace in the ".
ThePrime Minister took time from his tour of the Middle East to congratulate Obama and listed as shared priorities a trade deal between the U.S. and the as well as solving the crisis in . , leader of the opposition , stated on that Obama's success in the election was "based on building fairer economy and optimism about what politics can achieve."
leader said in choosing Obama over , voters in the United States had voted for "an America of openness and solidarity, fully engaged on the international scene and conscious of the challenges facing our planet: peace, economy and the environment". He listed economic growth, unemployment, and the Middle East as challenges the two politicians would have to face. leader stated she "deeply appreciated" meetings and conversations with Obama on issues including "overcoming the global financial and economic crisis".
, President of the , and , President of the , issued a joint statement which described the U.S. as "a key strategic partner of the European Union" and hoped to meet Obama "at an early date in order to reconfirm our priorities and provide renewed impetus to our joint action".
Across, Obama received congratulations from President , President , and , the Prime Minister of .
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