In Kenya people sang, whistled danced, and cheered in the streets as the announcement of Barack Obama presidency was announced.
According to the New York Times, people yelled “Who needs a passport? We’re going to America!”
Many countries including Japan, Italy, and Britain also applauded the victory as a defeat of racism.
Wolfgang Ischinger, a former German ambassador to the United States called it “a new face” for Europe “remarry”. However, Ischinger also commented that the high expectations will eventually lead to some type of disappointment.