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One last pitch

One last pitch

07:29 7.11.2012
U.S. President Barack Obama speaking at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama


"Tonight in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come."
07:28 7.11.2012
Vladyslav Lukyanov.

Vladyslav Lukyanov.

Party of Regions MP Vladyslav Lukyanov, speaking to RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service:

"America, having voted for Obama, chose stability and the way of evolutionary improvement. Romney, as we can see, conceded victory to his opponent. America understands that it needs strong government in order to solve its problems. Unfortunately, in Ukraine we witness a different situation. The peaceful end of the election campaign and the clear signals for the society is a positive example for Ukraine, in which direction it should move.

06:55 7.11.2012

Celebrations And Disappointment As Obama Wins Re-election

06:38 7.11.2012
06:07 7.11.2012
Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaking at his campaign site at a convention center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

"I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation."

05:57 7.11.2012
05:39 7.11.2012

Meanwhile in Russia...

05:36 7.11.2012
The Atlantic reports: "Via @BarackObama, the Most Popular Tweet of All Time"
05:31 7.11.2012
05:22 7.11.2012

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