World leaders react to Labour Party's landslide win in UK election

World leaders react to Labour Party's landslide win in UK election

Labour secured 412 seats of 650 constituencies with 33.7%

By Ahmet Gencturk

ATHENS (AA) – World leaders on Friday reacted to landslide victory of the Labour Party in the UK election.

Congratulating the party’s leader Keir Starmer on the victory, President of the EU Council Charles Michel said on X that he is looking forward to working with the government that will be led by Starmer.

“The EU and the U Kare crucial partners, cooperating in all areas of mutual interest for our citizens,” he said.

Similarly, President of the EU Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen said, “I look forward to working with you in a constructive partnership to address common challenges and strengthen European security.”

French President Emmanuel Macron said on X, “We will continue the work begun with the UK for our bilateral cooperation, for peace and security in Europe, for the climate and for AI.”

Likewise, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stone said, “I’m looking forward to continuing our close cooperation between UK and Norway including on the energy transition, our common security and trade.”

Maintaining that the UK is among the country’s most important security and economic partners, Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo said on X, “I look forward to continuing our close cooperation and deepening the excellent relations between our countries.”

President of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics said he is “looking forward to close cooperation fostering bilateral relations and addressing many challenges the world and Europe face” on X.

In similar vein, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on X, “The Greek Government is ready to work together to further deepen the close friendship and cooperation between our countries.”

Stressing the close relations with the UK, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wished the new government “every success both in domestic affairs and in solidifying the UK’s leadership on the world stage”.

In the elections held on July 4, the Labour Party secured 412 seats of 650 constituencies with 33.7%.

The Conservative Party, which has ruled the country for last 14 years, saw a major defeat by losing 250 seats, from 471 to 141, with 23.7%.

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