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The Election that Really Matters to Britain



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A “New World” dawning? Maybe something short of that:

OBAMA’S WIN ECLIPSES NATIONAL NEWS IN BRITAIN

LONDON, ENGLAND – Britons awoke Wednesday to headlines like the Daily Express’ “A New World Dawns,” and The Independent’s “Mr. President” in bold print below a full-page picture of Barack Obama wearing a winning grin.

From all-night television coverage to special, late editions of the morning papers, not printed until most polls had closed, the U.S. election has eclipsed all national news here. Although Obama’s win wasn’t announced until 4 a.m. GMT, early morning commuters across the capital already knew the verdict from across the pond.



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