Nick Clegg congratulates Barack Obama

November 5, 2008 1:26 PM
Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has today congratulated Barack Obama and welcomed the result of the US Presidential election.

"British voters may not have been able to vote in this election, but its outcome is vital to our future," said Nick Clegg, referring to the United States presidential election.

He continued, commenting on the challenges facing the world; "Climate change, the global economy, and threats to our collective security now demand a radical new approach by Barack Obama, leaving the Bush era firmly behind. The world will not succeed in this era of globalisation without the leadership of the new American President."

In conclusion, Clegg said, "The weight of peoples' hopes and expectations on Barack Obama is immense."