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November 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM

A European Perspective on the Presidential Race

Some Europeans say that they should be able to vote for President in the United States, because whoever gets elected has a huge impact on the whole world.

SHORELINE — How do people outside the United States perceive the election and the presidential candidates?  Do they follow American politics?  Specifically, do they follow presidential politics?  I thought it might be interesting to get a glimpse of the outside point of view, so I asked.  I spoke with my parents, who live in Finland and are very keen on the news and current events.  I also asked my cousin to report what she observed from Belgium, where she’s lived for many years.

Let’s see what they had to say.

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