Media reaction to Obama's victory

Tuesday 20 November 2012 11.49
All eyes were on the US as Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney
All eyes were on the US as Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney

The world was watching as Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States.

Eyes were glued to television screens, with NBC the first major network to call the election for Obama, after projecting that he had won Ohio.

Fox News wasn’t so sure, with Karl Rove questioning the decision to call Ohio for Obama.

Over on CNN, it was announced that "by carrying Ohio he wins re-election, the President of the United States defeats Mitt Romney".

In the press, the New York Times proclaimed that it was "Obama’s Night".

Obama's hometown newspaper The Chicago Tribune carried a video of his victory speech on its website.

In Romney’s home state of Massachusetts, the Boston Globe went with: "2d term for Obama"

The LA Times website declared "Obama Prevails".

The Washington Post's print edition simply announced "Obama wins".

Across the Atlantic, deadlines weren’t so flexible, with newspapers having to rely on their websites to carry the result.

The Irish Independent had "Best is yet to come, says Obama as he wins re-election".

The Irish Times said "Emboldened Obama pledges to reach across party divide".

Britain's Guardian had "President Obama wins four more years as America delivers decisive verdict".

The Telegraph said "Re-elected Obama promises 'the best is yet to come'".

The Times led with "Victorious Obama vows to bridge divide".

In France, Le Monde’s website this morning led with "Obama: Four more years".

In Germany, Der Spiegel’s website was already looking forward to the challenges ahead, leading with "Obama’s agenda for a broken country" (Obamas Agenda für ein kaputtes Land).

Italy’s Corriere della Sera said "Encore Obama, America has chosen 'The best is yet to come'" (Ancora Obama, l'America ha scelto 'Il meglio deve ancora venire').

In Spain, El Pais also went with that line, simply saying: "The best is yet to come" (Lo mejor esta por llegar).