How the Global Press Views Obama's Victory

Newspapers from around the world assess America's new President-elect: the euphoria, the potential, and the possible disillusionment

While Americans dance in the streets—or hang their heads in dismay—at Barack Obama's victory, newspapers across the globe are pondering what his election will mean for international business and their own countries' relations with Washington. Although an Obama Presidency will offer a change from the "burden of the Bush years"—as Germany's Handelsblatt put it—many publications worry that the expectations for Obama are so high that disillusionment may quickly follow on the euphoria of election night.

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