“World leaders” react.
Spanish political analyst Juan Carlos Rodriguez:
“Zapatero (Spanish Prime Minister) was counting on a victory for Kerry… The government will have to start making conciliatory gestures… It has been a bit naive.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin:
“I rejoice that the American people did not allow themselves to be scared and made a right decision.”
Kenyan Vice President Moody Awori:
“The first term of Bush, he had come in as a lame duck. Now it appears as if he is winning very convincingly. To me I think we are going to see more dictatorship on an international scale. We are going to see more extremism come out of there. We are going to see even more isolationism where America will not bother about the United Nations. To me that is a very sad affair.”