Election responses from around the world

Bela De Jesus, Managing Editor of Global Perspectives

After the election winner was announced on November 7th, the United States was not the only one waiting for the news. Countries across the world were also invested, and the front pages of their newspapers are the perfect example of how the divisive election impacted the globe. 


After showing an image of Trump holding the severed Lady Liberty’s head on their front page in 2017, Der Spiegel, a German magazine, shows Joe Biden reattaching her head on the front page November 7th.


In India, a newspaper shows side by side photos of President Elect Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris separately just a day after the results.


After the election, The Scotland Times shows a Trump focused headline with a picture of Biden, meant to show contrasting opinions and reactions from the candidates.


Kenyan newspapers The Sunday Nation and the Sunday Standard show the contrasting ideas of the election, one headlining Biden’s win and the other headlining Trump’s loss.


Italian newspaper La Stampa shows the victorious President Elect and Vice President elect with the caption translated as “Biden-Harris, the United States. Harris first female vice-president. Trump does not recognize defeat”.