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Newspaper Front Pages Following The U.S. Election: How Did The World React?

A Look Around The World After U.S. Election Results

Polls and estimates for the U.S. presidential election varied widely, but few of them predicted a Donald Trump victory. Especially overseas, many people found comfort in the hope that, even if the people voted for him, Trump wouldn’t make it through the electoral college. However, recent events proved the skeptics wrong. It was a comfortable Trump victory.

So, let’s take a look at some of the world’s top newspaper front pages (or main stories on their websites) in order to find out how the rest of the world reacted to the election results.

Argentina

  • La Nacion: “The world on edge: Trump, one step away from the White House.”
  • Clarin: “Trump won and the U.S.A. start an era that dazes the world.”

Australia

  • The Daily Telegraph: “W.T.F. Will Trump Flourish… or fail.”

Brazil

  • O Globo: “Obama promises peaceful power transition for Republican Trump.”

Canada

  • Le Journal de Montreal: “Oh My God! Trump to the White House.”
  • The Globe and Mail: “Trump Nation.”

Chile

  • El Mercurio: “Trump rocks the world.”
  • La Tercera: “Trump shakes up the U.S. and the world.”

China

  • Xinhua: “Xi congratulates Trump on becoming U.S. president-elect.”
  • China Daily: “Trump clinches presidency in major upset.”

France

  • Le Monde: “Donald Trump President of the United States,” – “For the whole world, Trump’s victory is a big jump toward the unknown.”

Germany

  • Spiegel Online: “A Political Catastrophe: Trump's Victory Ushers in Dangerous Instability.”
  • Aacehener Nachrichten: “Trump election: America the day after.”

India

  • India Times: “Hang On, Trump’s Win May Not Be As Terrible As You Think, World Already Has Leaders Like Him.”
  • Indian Express: “Trump towers over Hillary.”

Italy

  • Corriere Della Sera: “America, historic turn: Trump wins.”

Japan

  • The Japan Times: “Trump wins big in stunning upset as Abe plays down concerns over future of U.S. alliance.”
  • The Asahi Shimbun: “Trump claims astounding victory as America's 45th president.”
  • The Japan News: “Trump triumphs over Clinton / Real estate mogul wins key swing states in stunning run to White House.”

Mexico

  • Excelsior: “Start Trembling. Donald Trump wins presidential election in the U.S.”
  • El Grafico: “Republicans Triumph. F—!”
  • El Sol de Mexico: “Trump triumphs and sinks the Peso.”
  • La Jornada: “Trump shakes the world knocking out Hillary.”

Peru

  • Correo: “The U.S. at the edge of a heart attack.”

Russia

  • The Moscow Times: “The Art Of The Deal: Russia Is Keen For Trump's Ad Hoc Diplomacy.”
  • RT: “Congratulations not celebrations: Countries who slammed Trump send best wishes.”

Spain

  • El Pais: “The U.S.A. falls in the hands of Trump’s aggressive populism.”
  • La Razon: “The Populist States of America.”
  • La Vanguardia: “Trump lifts the wall. The heart in one fist.”
  • El Periodico de Catalunya: “May God forgive America. The Republican candidate’s populism prevails and provokes Clinton’s disaster.”

United Kingdom

  • The Times: “Trump Surge. Outsider within reach of White House.”
  • The Guardian: “Trump defies expectations on desperate night for Democrats.”
  • The Telegraph: “Hillary Cinton delivers concession speech: ‘This is painful and will be for a very long time. We owe Donald Trump an open mind.’”
  • The Independent: “‘This is painful – America is more deeply divided than we thought’: Emotional Clinton delivers concession speech”

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