Mission Reconciliation Victory Speech Signals Compromises Ahead

Barack Obama has won re-election in the US, but his power base remains weak. The embattled Republicans still have the majority in the House of Representatives, which means the president will have to be accomodating if he wants to achieve anything.
Obama smiles after delivering his victory speech on election night in Chicago.

Obama smiles after delivering his victory speech on election night in Chicago.

Foto: JEWEL SAMAD/ AFP
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein