Election 2008 The World is Watching


Global Reaction to Barack Obama's Presidential Win

And the challenges facing his presidency

BY Lisa MullinsNovember 6, 2008

Kenyan village celebrates Obama victory
The BBC's Muliro Telewa visited the village of Kogelo in western Kenya. It's the hometown of Barack Obama's father, and people there are celebrating President-elect Obama as one of their own. Listen now.

Iraqis react to Obama win
Some Iraqi military men were surprised that American political power could pass peacefully to someone named Barack Hussein Obama. Ordinary Iraqis aren't certain he'll be able to change policy toward their nation. The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Mosul and Baghdad. Listen now.

Iranians react to Obama victory
Correspondent Roxana Saberi sat down with two young Iranians in Tehran who hope that Obama's election will signal a new era in U.S. and Iran relations. Listen now.

Karzai sends congratulations to Obama
Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai sent his congratulations today to Barack Obama. He also called on the president-elect to prevent more Afghan civilian casualties there. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details. Listen now.

Russia reacts to Obama win
The World's Laura Lynch reports from Moscow on Russian reaction to Barack Obama's presidential victory...and how Russia will likely be high on the agenda for the new Obama administration. Listen now.

China reacts to Obama victory
China's been keeping a close watch on the U.S. election. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Beijing correspondent Mary Kay Magistad for reaction there to his historic win. Listen now.

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I think dis world only belong to our creator. PLS OBAMA DON'T BEHAVE LIKE BUSH WHO THINKS HE OWNS THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.