SAINTE MARIE DU MONT, France (AP) – In one of the towns in Normandy where US Army paratroopers fought and died on D-Day in World War II, a French store owner had already The “Trump 2020” flag was read, cheering at the celebration on winning the second term of the US president he planned.
But in Sweden, a scientist worried over rising signs of global warming has hoped on his latest Arctic research trip that Trump is voted in, not just because he believes Democrat Joe Biden against climate change Will do a better job, but also because he wants to fall back in love with a country he now finds repellent.
Two voices, from polymorphisms of those around the world for whom the US election is not a distant event in a distant land, but an impossible-to-ignore contest with stakes for the entire world. For many, this is especially true in a year in which the bite of coronovirus through millions of people and livelihoods has driven the need for countries to work together at home.
Because Trump has had such an impact on global affairs – tracing his own “America First” course and maintaining traditional alliances, friendships and norms – the prospect of a change in the White House made the rest of the world even more enamored Is usually by an election in which it is not said.
“America votes and gives the world a president,” the head of the Asharq al-Aswat newspaper tweeted to the editor, which is owned by Saudi and published from London.
As the ballots were cast, global audiences hung both fascinated and bizarre for the butterfly effect of America’s liking and the big and small effect. For some, there was a very real apprehension, which was likely to close the road ahead for immigrants and some visitors.
Ishan Kalra, India’s doctoral student of linguistics, said, “Trump makes these unexpected decisions out of nowhere and changes the lives of millions.” “It’s on my mind all the time.”
Often refusing to be a team player on global initiatives, including dragging America from international efforts to slow climate change and withdraw from the World Health Organization In the midst of the virus epidemic, Trump devastated many around the world for the long-term engagement and leadership of America.
It features Gunhild Roskvist, a professor at Stockholm University who has returned from his latest trip studying the effects of climate warming on Arctic communities. As soon as the election results begin, she will start keeping a close watch on her smartphone, hoping that Biden will win and return with suppression of global problems.
“If the US falls even more than global agreements, it’s going to be bad,” Roskvist said. “If Trump wins, it means that half of the population in America thinks she is doing a good job, and it’s scary because then it means they don’t care.”
In the Parisian suburbs, the founder of a black literature book club said that if Trump is reelected, his first thought would be that this is a sign French nationalist far-right leader Marine Le Pen was also in France’s 2022 The president can win the election. Laurie Pezzeron said Trump’s anti-nationalism and flirting with far-right groups have pushed extremists beyond American shores who now “express themselves far more freely and are not ashamed of their domineering views.”
The particularly raucous nature of the presidential race made it a ready target for critics’ jibes. In Africa, commentators expressed concern about the Trump administration’s electoral irregularities in Tanzania, saying that Trump himself makes unsupported claims about voting fraud in the American campaign.
Iran’s supreme leaders also could not resist digging an election day.
“The incumbent president … says this is the most rigged US election in history,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on a television address Tuesday. “His opponent says Trump intends to cheat widely. This is American democracy.
But in the town of Normandy, Sainte Marie du Mont, shop owner Philippe Tanne recalled the spectacle of America voting in the only election cared outside of France.
Prior to the epidemic, the former soldier traveled to the United States two or three times a year because “I really love the country, the way of life. For us, it represents freedom.”
If Trump wins, he will proudly place his “Trump 2020” flag in front of his shop, which sells military memoirs, facing the village square where the US military fought the Nazi occupiers in 1944 and The church where the bullet hole was left by the torrent appears in a wooden panel of a machine gun confusion.
Tanne said, “I would like to have a president in France who thinks a little like him.” “He says, ‘Americans first, let’s make America work for us.” I would like to have a French President who says ‘First French.’
Nasir Karimi in Tehran, Iran; Sarah L. Deb in Beirut, Lebanon; Kara Anna in Nairobi, Kenya; Sheikh Salik in New Delhi and AP journalists elsewhere in the world contributed.