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World Reaction to the Election


Here's a small collection of what I came across today.

First, every day the Newseum, a museum dedicated to Journalism in Washington, DC, publishes the front pages of every major newspaper from every state in the nation, along with some foreign papers. Today, this display drew crowds. You can view it online here: (Their page is loading suuuper slowly, presumably because of all the web traffic).

Here are some other front page stories from international newspapers, courtesy of Public Radio International's The World program (pictured above).

The Huffington Post has a slideshow on their homepage with shots of people celebrating from all over the world.

The Council on Foreign Relations, a NY-based think tank, collected some international opinion pieces on the historic election.

So did the New York Times’ “The Caucus” blog:

Here's a discussion on PBS’ WorldFocus program about why the world is so enamored with Obama.

Finally, the BBC published an article asking “What does Obama win mean for UK?”



Melinda Brouwer

Melinda Brower holds a Masters degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received her bachelor's degree in Political Science and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a graduate diploma in International Relations from the University of Chile during her tenure as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She has worked on Capitol Hill, at the State Department, for Foreign Policy magazine and the American Academy of Diplomacy. She presently works for an internationally focused non-profit research organization in Washington, DC.