It means hope and change for the entire world.
Ayu Dewi, 22; Indonesian, waitress
It’s a symbol, because Obama is the first black president, but I don’t
think anything is going to change for real.
Edward Balin, 17; British, student
It means his first goal is to boost America’s and the global economy, which is
good for India. It also shows the world is progressing in the right
Tara Lama, 29; Indian, businesswoman
Vilo Gerard, 65; French, photographer
He is a symbol, black and young, and his election has already changed things,
but I am afraid we are expecting him to save the world while he won’t be
able to be kind to everyone and everything.
Xavier Dumont, 26; Swiss, trader
I didn’t vote for him anyway, so I don’t think it’s good news.
Mickael Harris, 45; American, teacher