Reuters - Video

EDITION: U.S. | U.K. | IN

Top News

Spaniards, Italians react to Obama victory

Wednesday, 07 Nov, 2012 - 01:08

Nov. 7 - Reactions on the streets of Madrid and Rome are largely positive after U.S. President Barack Obama secures another four years in the Oval Office. Travis Brecher reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

As Obama clinches the U.S. presidency with a substantial electoral lead, reactions on the streets of Madrid are mixed. Pausing on his way to work, one Spaniard says he's pleased with the result. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SANTIAGO, A MADRID RESIDENT, SAYING: "I think it's more in Spain's interest than his rival." But another says it doesn't make much difference who has the top seat. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ISABEL JANEIRO, MADRID RESIDENT, SAYING: "As I understand it, the United States will continue its world leadership regardless of whether it's Obama or the Republicans in power." Meanwhile in Rome, Italians seem to really believe in Obama's promise of change. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) BUSINESSMAN MARIO ALTA, SAYING: "Obama represents the opposite of what Romney said, Obama is change. It is a change that will come about slowly but it will arrive eventually. Romney is a return to an America of 40-50 years ago, an America that no longer exists." While the nationwide popular vote was very close, Obama took the presidency with a substantial lead in the Electoral College - well above the 270 votes required to win.

Spaniards, Italians react to Obama victory

Wednesday, 07 Nov, 2012 - 01:08

Oddly Enough »

Riding a bike "side-saddle" Riding a bike "side-saddle"

Thu, 18 Sep, 2014 - (1:10)

Celebs speak up in Scottish independence debate Celebs speak up in Scottish independence...

Tue, 16 Sep, 2014 - (1:29)

Flying a plane using power of the mind Flying a plane using power of the mind

Tue, 16 Sep, 2014 - (1:55)

Philippines breeds its first baby penguin Philippines breeds its first baby penguin

Tue, 16 Sep, 2014 - (1:18)

Nowhere to hide for this horror film Nowhere to hide for this horror film

Mon, 15 Sep, 2014 - (0:48)

Mexico dishes up creepy crawly fare Mexico dishes up creepy crawly fare

Sun, 14 Sep, 2014 - (1:31)

Lion cubs the pride of San Diego Zoo Lion cubs the pride of San Diego Zoo

Sat, 13 Sep, 2014 - (0:46)

Reuters Investigates »

Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead" Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead"

Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - (8:24)

Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest

Fri, 10 Jan, 2014 - (4:01)

"Passed around like a dog" "Passed around like a dog"

Thu, 29 Aug, 2013 - (6:32)

Adopted, then abandoned online Adopted, then abandoned online

Thu, 29 Aug, 2013 - (13:21)

How the DEA keeps its secrets secret How the DEA keeps its secrets secret

Mon, 05 Aug, 2013 - (1:36)

How education lost its role as the great equalizer - Reuters Investigates How education lost its role as the great...

Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 - (7:52)

Jihad Jane: From abused child to American jihadist - Reuters Investigates Jihad Jane: From abused child to American...

Sun, 09 Dec, 2012 - (10:01)

Jihad Jane: The order to kill - Reuters Investigates Jihad Jane: The order to kill - Reuters...

Mon, 10 Dec, 2012 - (10:39)

Moving Pictures »

Still missing – MH370 Still missing – MH370

Fri, 05 Sep, 2014 - (2:05)

Images of August Images of August

Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - (1:00)

Burning Together Burning Together

Mon, 01 Sep, 2014 - (2:23)

Mending dolls, teddies and hearts Mending dolls, teddies and hearts

Fri, 22 Aug, 2014 - (3:12)

"Old timers" sail the Chesapeake Bay "Old timers" sail the Chesapeake Bay

Mon, 11 Aug, 2014 - (2:27)

Burned memories Burned memories

Fri, 08 Aug, 2014 - (3:02)

Images of July Images of July

Fri, 01 Aug, 2014 - (1:20)

World Cup: passion on the pitch World Cup: passion on the pitch

Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - (1:00)

A refugee in America gives back A refugee in America gives back

Thu, 03 Jul, 2014 - (3:25)

A long search for refuge A long search for refuge

Fri, 20 Jun, 2014 - (3:04)