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‘Donald Trump victory opens period of uncertainty’, says Francois Hollande

France President Francois Hollande today congratulated US President elect Donald Trump for his victory in the presidential elections.

India TV News Desk, Paris [ Published on: November 10, 2016 11:25 IST ]
File pic of France President Francois Hollande
File pic of France President Francois Hollande

France President Francois Hollande today congratulated US President elect Donald Trump for his victory in the presidential elections.

“I congratulate him as is natural between two democratic heads of state,” Hollande said here in a televised address. 

He also warned that the American vote will ‘open a period of uncertainty’.

“This American election opens a period of uncertainty, that showed the necessity of a strong France, and a united Europe, capable of making itself heard wherever its interests are challenged,” the President said.

France will be frank and vigilant in talks with the new American administration as ‘what is at stake is peace’, he said.

As French presidential election is approaching in a context of growing public disappointment, Hollande said US mirrored ‘concerns that are provoked by the world's disorders’.

Republican’s Donald Trump was yesterday elected the new US President, defeating forecasters who had predicted a Hillary Clinton win in one of the most bitterly fought Presidential battles.

A real estate magnate and former reality TV star, Trump is the first person to win the Presidency without having previously held public office or served in the US military.

The 70-year-old will be the 45th President of the US. He will take office on January 20 next year.

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