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Mixed reactions over Obama's re-election in Asia
Pakistanis, Afghans and Indonesians while reacting to the results of the US elections, have expressed divided views on President Obama's historic win.

AVERAGE PAKISTANIS didn't care much about the results of the US presidential elections and maintained that the foreign policy of the US towards Pakistan wouldn't change irrespective of the results.

Some even said that attacks on Pakistan will continue, 'Mitt Romney or Barack Obama no difference.' But the Pakistani politicians and officials are hoping for a cabinet re-shuffle, which would help in softening the relationship between the two countries.

Fawad Chaudhury, a special assistant to Pakistan prime minister says that if Kerry becomes a member of Obama's cabinet than there are chances of betterment in ties between America and Pakistan as Kerry has many friends in Pakistan and he knows much about Pakistan.

In Indonesia, Barack Obama's victory was welcomed with cheers. The economic growth of Indonesia and the raise in wages made the people happy with his re-election. They are expecting a boost in the global economy and a further improvement in the relationship between the countries. Aleksius Jemadu, the dean of International Relations at Pelita Harapan University said, “I believe there will be a greater attention towards Asia, including Indonesia, for the benefit of the American economy,”reported Yahoo News.

In war-weary Afganistan, President Hamid Karzai has sent congratulations to Obama on his re-election and said that he is expecting a better co-operation between the two countries and the bilateral relationship would further expand on the basis of mutual interest between the two countries. But the common Afghanistan citizens said, “The promises which were made by Obama to eradicate Taliban from Afghanistan have failed, the issue still exists in Afghanistan. Since he has been already elected for four more years, I hope the issue can be eradicated from its roots,” reported AFP.

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