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International Reaction To 2016 Election

Image of newspaper front pages reporting on Trump's win
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Newspaper front pages reporting on President-elect Donald Trump winning the American election are displayed for sale outside a store in London, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

A long and heated campaign cycle is over, and Donald Trump is poised to become the 45th president of the United States. Many analysts are calling Trump’s win the biggest upset in modern political history. As politicians and analysts examine the results, world leaders are also joining in the conversation.

Host Frank Stasio talks with BBC Monitoring journalist Vitaliy Shevchenko about world media coverage of Trump’s win and what it means for international relations, world markets, and global policy.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.