Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted out his congratulations to the new president. “We'll continue to work to strengthen relations that we have with US, an indispensible partner”.
Mi enhorabuena a Donald Trump por su victoria. Seguiremos trabajando para reforzar la relación que nos une a EEUU, socio indispensable. MR
— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) November 9, 2016
Those on the left were quick to comment on the billionaire’s shock victory, calling for a social movement to rise up and protect democracy.
Pablo Iglesias the firebrand leader of Spain’s anti-austerity party Podemos called for the people of the US to rise up to fight Trump’s fascism with social justice and human rights. “The vaccine against Trump's fascism is social justice and human rights, not more establishment. There is a people in the US who will resist,” he tweeted.
La vacuna frente al fascismo de Trump es justicia social y derechos humanos, no más establishment. Hay un pueblo de los EEUU que resistirá pic.twitter.com/8okDFN2F0n
— Pablo Iglesias (@Pablo_Iglesias_) November 9, 2016
Barcelona’s radical left wing mayor who gained popularity through an anti-eviction protest movement tweeted:
We're seeing a world where more than ever it's necessary to join forces in literal defense of life democracy and human rights #ElectionNight
— Ada Colau (@AdaColau) November 9, 2016
Albert Rivera, the leader of Spain's centrist party Ciudadanos said: “We ave to reflect on why Trump was elected. Becuase there was no alternative project on offer.”
— Ciudadanos (@CiudadanosCs) November 9, 2016
El Pais published a 6am election special with the headline: US falls into the hands of aggressive populism of Trump.
— EL PAÍS (@el_pais) November 9, 2016
Meanwhile Spain’s stock market reacted negatively with the result.
LATEST: Spain's leading IBEX 35 stock index opens down 4% on Trump victory in US elections. https://t.co/RvbcmayqIT
— The Spain Report (@thespainreport) November 9, 2016
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