Australian Leaders Hail Obama Victory

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd hailed the election of Barack Obama as the fulfillment of Martin Luther King’s dream. “today what America has done is turn that dream into a reality.” He said the victory of Obama was a testament to the strength and maturity of the American people. It is also important to the future of humankind. “The world looks to America for global leadership on the great global challenges of the 21st century.”

Opposition leader, Malcolm Turnbull said Obama’s victory was a defining moment in history. “On behalf of the federal opposition in Australia, I congragulate senator Barack Obama on his historic election victory..”