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Newspapers around the world applaud Trump's defeat


After four days of anticipation, the results of the US presidential election were finally born on Sunday morning as the media praised Donald Trump's defeat and warned of foreign policy changes under Joe Biden.

Sunday newspaper headlines from the UK to Kenya to Australia were full of congratulations for Biden and his runner-up, Kamala Harris, who will become the US's first female and first black Vice President.

"A New Dawn for America" ​​was the headline of The Independent in the UK, and featured a photo of Biden standing next to Harris recording her historic achievement.

The Sunday Times went with a picture of a black woman flying the US flag and the headline, "Sleepy Joe Wakes America Up," and mocked Trump with his own derogatory nickname for Biden.

And the left-wing observer just went with & # 39; It & # 39; s Joe & # 39; over a picture of the smiling democrat.

Many newspapers also featured photos of a dejected-looking Trump who refused to accept the loss and insisted that there was election fraud.

Some conservative media outlets in the Middle East have focused their coverage on unsubstantiated fraud reports, with some questioning challenges that Biden might pose for them.

After four days of anticipation, the results of the US presidential election finally came on Sunday morning as the media praised Donald Trump's defeat and warned of Joe Biden's foreign policy changes. Pictured: Newspapers are arranged on a shelf in Kenya on Sunday morning

Biden was named the next president by television stations and the Associated Press at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday morning while Trump played a round of golf on his Virginia course.

CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, AP, and USA Today all made the call, and Fox News followed 10 minutes later as the Philadelphia voices pushed Biden's lead in crucial swing state of Pennsylvania over the edge.

This brought the former Vice President to 273 votes – over the 270 it took to win the White House race.

Trump responded with anger, claiming Biden tried to falsely impersonate the winner and vowed to maintain challenging results. He claims this was a scam when he looked depressed on his return to the White House.

The international press picked up on Trump's bad reaction to his apparent loss. The German mass-market Bild newspaper carried a photo of Trump with the headline: "Exit without decent".

"What a relief, what a relief," said the left-wing broadsheet of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

But it noted that Biden "inherits a heavy burden" like nothing his predecessors have faced, and warned that Trump's assumption of defeat was "unthinkable".

In Australia, Rupert Murdoch's media empire's Daily Telegraph tabloid also focused on Trump's expected defiance against "an enemy he felt was weak and barely worth showing up for battle."

Iran's ultra-conservative papers celebrated the overthrow of Trump, a leader who has "exerted maximum pressure" and punished sanctions since retiring from a landmark nuclear deal in 2018.

Even so, they had reserved little warmth for Biden. "The maskless enemy has left, the masked enemy has arrived," warned the conservative publication Resalat.

A man reads a morning newspaper showing Biden and Harris at a stall in Pakistan's Lahore

A man reads a morning newspaper showing Biden and Harris at a stall in Pakistan's Lahore

People read an additional edition of a newspaper that featured Biden's face in Tokyo

People read an additional edition of a newspaper that featured Biden's face in Tokyo

Another issue was the false allegation of electoral fraud involving ultra-conservative Vatan-e Emrooz, apparently before the Biden victory was announced, headed "The Cemetery of Democracy" and focused on false allegations.

Similarly, the Egyptian government newspaper al-Akhbar has published a lengthy editorial examining the – unfounded – "violations" of fraudulent voting and declaring that "it is time for the United States to stop teaching us democracy".

In Saudi Arabia, the only Gulf country that has not yet commented on the outcome, the pro-government online newspaper Okaz wondered whether Biden would maintain Trump's close ties with the kingdom.

The kingdom's Pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat paper urged Biden to continue a "period of economic prosperity and stability of security" for the Middle East.

The mainstream daily newspapers in Turkey were muted. The big newspaper Hurriyet published a small front-page message about the result as well as an article entitled "Trump went to play golf".

A pro-government newspaper, Sabah, first reported Biden's victory on page 10. An opposition newspaper also published a short election story on the front page.

Brazil's leading media reported on Trump's defeat in the context of his own populist leader Jair Bolsonaro, who has also tried to dismantle democratic institutions and reject scientifically based facts.

A man browses a newspaper in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, with a smiling photo of Biden and a disappointed snapshot of Trump

A man browses a newspaper in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, with a smiling photo of Biden and a disappointed snapshot of Trump

A man holds up a copy of the Israeli newspaper, Israel Hayom, and Biden grins proudly

A man holds up a copy of the Israeli newspaper, Israel Hayom, and Biden grins proudly

"Trump's defeat punishes the attacks on civilization, it is a lesson for Bolsonaro," wrote Folha de Sao Paulo, one of the largest Brazilian daily newspapers.

"May Brazil's leaders capture the zeitgeist – or die like Trump."

Spain's center-right El Mundo said Biden's victory marked a departure from Trump's populism, calling Harris a "symbol of renewal".

Sweden's largest daily, Dagens Nyheter, wrote in his opinion piece: "Bittersweet victory – Biden will fight to heal the US".

It described Biden's vow to return to normal as "mission impossible" in a "deeply divided country".

The conservative daily Svenska Dagbladet warned of the dangers posed by millions of Americans who will continue to believe in Trump's rhetoric of a stolen election.

"The elections are over – but the conflict continues," says the headline.

The Ayrshire Daily News, the patch of which covers Trump Turnberry golf course in Scotland, took a closer look at the result.

"The owner of a golf club in South Ayrshire will lose the 2020 presidential election," the headline reads.

President Donald Trump learned that he lost the golf election on Saturday. He returns to the White House, where he is met by a mocking crowd of Biden supporters

President Donald Trump learned that he lost the golf election on Saturday. He returns to the White House, where he is met by a mocking crowd of Biden supporters

Biden delivered his victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday after the election was finally called in his favor after a four-day voting process

Biden delivered his victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday after the election was finally called in his favor after a four-day voting process

Meanwhile, headlines in the US were predictably also focused on Biden's win and the speech he made on Saturday night.

The 77-year-old president-elect took the stage in Wilmington, Delaware after being introduced by Harris, his colleague.

"The people gave us a clear victory," he said to the cheering crowd that had come in to congratulate him.

Biden urged Americans to come together after the election to appeal to Trump voters and deliver a message of hope and compassion to those who have suffered from the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact.

"We see cities all over the nation, indeed all over the world, radiating joy, hope and new faith," said Biden in his address.

& # 39; Tomorrow will bring a better day. And I am humble at the trust you have placed in me. I promise to be a president who does not want to divide, but to unite. Who does not see red and blue states. Only sees the United States. & # 39;

America's largest newspapers made headlines such as: "Biden, Harris and History", "Joebilation" and "It's Joe Time" on Sunday morning.

Local newspapers took on a more personal note. The Sunday Times in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where Biden was born, wrote, "Made in PA," along with an article about his rise to the White House.

The Georgia Constitution of the Atlanta Journal, which recounted the president's race after a tiny margin on the first record, wrote, "A new president after a long week."