Photo: David Cameron congratulates Obama
November 8th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Photo: David Cameron congratulates Obama

(CNN) - British Prime Minister David Cameron called President Barack Obama Thursday to congratulate him on winning re-election.

Obama and Cameron appear to maintain a friendly relationship. As part of Cameron's official visit to the U.S. earlier this year, the two kicked off the start of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, attending a game in Ohio together, as well as co-authored an op-ed piece in the Washington Post titled "An alliance the world can count on."

Other leaders Obama spoke with Thursday, according to the White House:

Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia
President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil
Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada
President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia
President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt
President Francois Hollande of France
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey


Filed under: 2012 • David Cameron • President Obama
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Add Cameron's name to the list of the hundreds of millions nation and world-wide that are just too thrilled to NOT have to deal with Mitt the Twitt for the next four years....or EVER.

    America did'nt just SPEAK on Tuesday night it ROARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 8, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F

    I watch videos of our election results in countries all around the world, and they were all celebrating. I am proud to be an American.

    November 8, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Cameron: Congratulations Barack! Thank goodness you're back in office because I would've dreaded working with that pompous prick. I would have had to send 007 to Washington to knock him off.

    Obama: Thanks David. I sure laid the smack down on him. Tell the Quenn I said what's up.

    November 8, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  4. Larry in Houston

    every country on the globe was watching this election play out, believe me. and if they didn't have any tv, they were listening to it on the radio.

    btw – Cnn – what happened to "truth hurts" ?? haven't read a post from him ( or her) since the election results. I sort of miss reading all the hatred he was uttering and spewing, day in and day out – week in, and week out. (for months)

    November 8, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  5. Darryl

    I was reading earlier this morning and there are 27 world leaders who have sent their congradulations and praise that Prsiden Obama won the election and they look forward to continueing their positive work they have een doing with him. The people of this countryshowed all the world that the country belongs to the people NOT Wallstreet, the Big Banks, the Big Oil companys ect. This is the Greatest Nation on earth.!

    November 8, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    The world congratulates the president as they know we are on the right track.
    Thank you Prime Minister Cameron.

    November 8, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  7. Jess

    They are all calling to find out his secret for getting re-elected after being such a failure for 4 years. Answer: 51% of Americans are uninformed or misinformed morons that will believe anything the LSM feeds them.

    November 8, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  8. Sharon

    I am so proud to be an American, whether we are black, white, hispanic, indian or asian, we are not stupid, and more
    often than not, they think we are stupid,and easily influenced by the media. I am so proud that we did the right thing!!!!
    I think the media needs to be more positive, and stop hyping everything up.

    November 8, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Pres. Obama's coalition is 21st Century America!! And I'm happy to be alive to share in this historic time and on board as we move FORWARD....not BACKARDS!!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
    HILLARY/? 2016

    November 8, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  10. GOP = Greed Over People!

    Congrats too to President O and thanks to voters all across America for standing in line to execute your civic duty, whoever, you voted for.

    Still interested to hear what excuses those who "exercised their right to NOT vote" are going to give to the vets with missing limbs or the parents, wives, husbands, and children of dead warriors and all that sacraficed, as to why getting a latte at Starbucks was more important to them than voting.

    November 8, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  11. cali girl

    It's nice to know that America did not hand Cameron Mitt the Twit.

    November 8, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  12. Expat American

    Two great leaders working together.
    No great mystery why Mitt Romney or his 'leadership' are decidedly absent.
    OBAMA 2012

    November 8, 2012 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  13. Chester Davis

    The world was holding its breath to see if the people of the United State do the right thing. Man I am or proud that I live in this country. Prs Obama has changed how the rest of the world see us. They want to keep that positive work that has already been completed and knowing that they can still move forward. We have shown the rest of the world that the people of this county has spoken.

    November 8, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  14. PJ

    @Larry in Houston:
    Right, and where are Four/Door and Borderless? Maybe they all changed their name to "Jess" (see above)
    Anyway, along with everything good about this election,
    the environment won too. We can breath easier and cleaner!!!

    November 8, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |