European leaders said they hoped for a “new deal” for the world after Barack Obama’s historic and sweeping election victory which makes him the first African-American to lead the United States.
European leaders on Wednesday hailed Obama’s historic victory, saying they hoped the Democrat President-elect would usher in a new order of international cooperation between the EU and the US.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Obama’s victory heralded “a time for renewed commitment between Europe and the United States of America,” adding that a new transatlantic bond must now be forged.
“I sincerely hope that with the leadership of President Obama, the United States of America will join forces with Europe to drive this new deal. For the benefit of our societies, for the benefit of the world,” said Barroso.
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Hope for progress on economic front
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Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he would look to Obama for solutions to the financial crisis, praising him for “energizing politics with his progress values.”
“I know Barack Obama, and we share many values,” said Brown. “We both have determination to show that government can act to help people fairly through these difficult times facing the global economy.”