President Barack Obama has been re-elected for a second term to the white house after yesterday’s election. In the competition for electoral votes, Obama had at least 303 votes to Romney’s 206.

“Obama’s re-election to another four-year term should guarantee the future of his signature legislative achievement, a health care overhaul, which Republicans hoped to overturn. Internationally, it means the United States is likely to continue a foreign policy emphasizing multinational partnerships in dealing with issues such as Syria’s civil war and Iran’s nuclear program — an approach Romney derided as weak. Obama’s victory could also come as a relief to China since Romney had pledged to declare it a currency manipulator, potentially leading to sanctions and escalating trade tensions.”

Obama told supporters in Chicago that the election “reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back.”

“The election emerged as a choice between two very different visions of government: Obama’s — as a major, front-row player in Americans’ lives, or Romney’s — as a less-obtrusive facilitator for private enterprise and entrepreneurship.

The economy was rated the top issue by about 60 per cent of voters surveyed as they left polling places.

About four in 10 said the economy is on the mend, but more than that said it was stagnant or getting worse four years after the near-collapse of 2008. The survey was conducted for The Associated Press and a group of television networks.”

“The race was the most expensive ever, with costs soaring into the billions, much of it spent on harsh, negative ads.”

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