Daily Archives: November 5, 2008

Tony Barber

In Europe, US presidential elections are memorable events - partly because European politicians say such memorable things about them. Here are the best three quotes on Barack Obama’s victory from politicians in the European Parliament:

1. Francis Wurtz (French communist): “Barely forty years after the hard-fought struggles for civil rights, I perceive the popular movement which has brought an ‘African-American’ – as Barack Obama likes to present himself – to the presidency of the United States as a great and beautiful moment of history.” Read more