European leaders react cautiously as Trump falsely claims victory

Following Donald Trump's false claims in the US election early Wednesday morning, European politicians have patiently warned that a court battle over the results would have devastating consequences for democracy's global reputation.

 

European leaders react cautiously as Trump falsely claims victory

Most government leaders remained silent, waiting for the transfer of events, while Spanish Foreign Minister Arnica Gonzalez urged US leaders to wait until all the votes were’ counted.

 

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Bauer said: "This is a very explosive situation. This is a situation that could lead to a constitutional crisis in the United States, as experts rightly say. Which, of course, made the video an overnight sensation.

 

EU foreign policy Chief Joseph Borrell said: "The American people have spoken. As we await the outcome of the election, the EU stands ready to build a strong transatlantic partnership based on our shared values ​​and history." ۔

 

In Germany, Europeans and multilaterals determined to succeed with enthusiasm, Biden's failure was a source of deep frustration.

 

Politicians predicted chaos and warned that the results revealed that voting for Trump in 2016 was no accident. Even if Biden is ultimately declared’ the winner, it is suggested that he be a weak president, unable to command a majority in the Senate and therefore overwhelmed by intense domestic pressure.

 

Norbert Röttgen, chairman of the Bundestag's foreign affairs committee, acknowledged that the results so far have kept Germany on the defensive. "We are not ready for that," he said.

 

Peter Altmaier, a close political ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said: "I'm afraid there will be a very long, long conversation if there is any immediate outcome. Regardless of who wins, it is a bad thing that the US The election campaign was mainly about domestic issues.

 

German Green leader Robert Habeck said: "If Trump wins, the world order will change fundamentally. Europe must unite, otherwise it will no longer play its role internationally.

 

In Britain, Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb called for patience: "We respect the values ​​of democracy, and the checks and balances in the American system, which we are very confident in, will pay off."

 

Former Conservative Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it would be "catastrophic" if the trials and tribunals ended in hammering.

 

He told the BBC: "My biggest concern is that we forget that the United States is the world's leading democracy and if we talk about the process with a big argument and people left and When we talk about the stolen elections in the right center, we are only going to put smiles on the faces of people like President Putin and President XI who will look at their own people and say, "Aren't you happy that we have one of them?" Didn't find anything wrong? And it will be an absolute catastrophe. We must remember that the credibility of democracy is in danger here all over the world.

 

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Britain's former ambassador to Washington, said if Trump wins, the question is whether the United States is underperforming globally. He expressed concern that the United States was so deeply divided’ and deeply entrenched that Trump would not give the world priority leadership. "I am afraid we will find similar or even more unexpected and contradictory leaders than in the first term," he said.

 

Vladimir Putin's allies in Russia have expressed satisfaction with the results so far, and have claimed that Trump's victory in 2016 was rejected’ because of previous allegations of Russian interference.

 

Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Upper House Federation Council, said: "[Russia] benefits from an assurance that the losers will not have to resort to [claims] of foreign intervention. Now is the time for America to return to sincere politics, in which case we will always support it.

 

Iran, a country whose election policy has been marred by Trump's policy of increasing economic pressure on Tehran has reacted by claiming that the United States is in decline. , And predicts that Iran will be able to resist.

 

President Hassan Rouhani said the outcome of the US election was not important to his country's clerical rulers, but called on the next US president to respect international treaties and laws.


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