Karzai congratulate Obama for his re-election as US president
By Sajad - 07 Nov 2012, 3:43 pm
Presidential Palace media office following a statement said, “President Hamid Karzai, who is currently on an official trip to Indonesia to participate in the 5th Bali Democracy Forum, learnt of the results of the US elections and expresses his and that of the people of the Afghanistan’s congratulations to President Obama and wishes him further success.”
The source further added, “President Karzai also hopes that with the re-election of President Obama, the bilateral relations between Afghanistan and the United States could further expand on the basis of mutual interests of the two countries.”
President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.
In Chicago, Obama greeted a throng of wellwishers at 1:35 a.m. EST with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia Sasha at his side. “Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of protecting our Union moves forward. It moves forward because of you,” Obama said. “Tonight, in this election, you, the American people reminded us that while our road has been hard..we have picked ourselves up, and for the United States of America, the best is yet to come.”
The nationwide popular vote remained extremely close with Obama taking about 50 percent to 49 percent for Romney after a campaign in which the candidates and their party allies spent a combined $2 billion. But Obama comfortably won the electoral votes needed in the state-by-state system used to choose US presidents.
Romney made a brief, graceful concession speech before a disappointed crowd in Boston. He summoned all Americans to pray for Obama and urged the night’s political winners to put partisan bickering aside and “reach across the aisle” to tackle the nation’s problems.