The Guardian reports that world leaders have congratulated president-elect Donald Trump as he claims victory with ballots counted for 44 states, giving the Mr Trump 278 electoral votes, projected; 289 over Mrs Hillary R Clinton‘s 218. The Popular vote amounted to 58,118,677 for Mr Trump to 57,636,964 for Mrs Clinton.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of congratulations, after a campaigned which was marred with allegations of Russian interference through Wikileaks. A pro-Putin political analyst Sergei Markov was described as “jubilant” with the elections outcome.
China Foreign Minister Lu Kang said himself and Beijing were looking forward to conducting a “mutually beneficial” relationship in regards specifically to trade. Suggestion of feared protectionalism from Mr Trump has hinted at as he stated his hopes to end disputes in a “responsible manner”.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu Zeid stated by phone that he is ready to work with president-elect Mr Trump. He is quoted to have said:
These relations serve for the benefit of both the Egyptian and American people. We have always stated that choosing the president of the United States is the choice of the American people, and Egypt respects this choice. We stand ready to work closely with the new President of the United states for the benefit of both countries and peoples.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to also have congratulated Mr Trump.
British Prime Minister Theresa May released a statement of congratulations:
I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next President of the United States, following a hard-fought campaign.
Britain and the United States have an enduring and special relationship based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise.
We are, and will remain, strong and close partners on trade, security and defence.
I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump, building on these ties to ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 9, 2016
Headlines from various USA newspapers, from Mr Trump’s hometown New York, The Daily News.
The front page of The New York Times, Nov. 9, 2016.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 9, 2016
The New York Times.
Catalan newspaper El Periódico; “God Forgive America”.
Trump triumphs: Here is the front page of Wednesday’s Washington Post pic.twitter.com/xKbpEzPNXK
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 9, 2016
The Washington Post.