Hungarian PM Orban hails Trump’s victory as ‘great news’… Philippines’ Duterte congratulates, wants to work together… Le Pen’s regards… Putin sends telegram
Hungarian PM Orban hails Trump victory as ‘great news’
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban congratulated U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on his election victory on Wednesday, with the words “What a great news. Democracy is still alive” posted on his Facebook page.
Orban said in July that Trump’s plans on migration and foreign policy were “vital” for Hungary, whereas those of rival Democrat Hillary Clinton were “deadly”.
Philippines’ Duterte congratulates Trump, wants to work together – minister
Duterte “looks forward to working with the incoming administration for enhanced Philippines-U.S. relations anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit and shared commitment to democratic ideals and the rule of law,” he said. (Reporting by Martin Petty; Editing by Nick Macfie)
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen congratulates Donald Trump
France’s far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday as he looked set for a shock victory in the U.S. presidential election.
“Congratulations to the new president of the United States Donald Trump and to the free American people!” she said on Twitter.
Opinion polls show Le Pen likely to win the first round of French presidential elections next year, but lose in the second round to whoever should be her opponent.
Vladimir Putin sends congratulatory telegram to new US President Donald Trump
Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in one of the most contentious elections in US history
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory telegram to Donald Trump following his success in the US election.
Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in one of the most contentious elections in US history.
In a telegram to Trump, Putin said the dialogue between Moscow and Washington must serve the interest of both countries.
Putin also said he hopes to work on international issues with the President-elect.