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That is the mantra we have been hearing over the past twenty-four hours since the big news was announced that Democrat, Barack Obama is the new president of the United States of America.
No sooner had the news emerged from America that Barack Obama had been elected the 44th president of the USA yesterday morning, than the Mayor of Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely had drafted a letter of invitation for the president-elect to offically visit Galway city.
Michael D Higgins
Many of us never thought we would see the day when a black man would become president of the USA, but in the early hours of Wednesday morning, it happened.
Galway man Peter Mannion had one hell of a summer job, one that culminated in him meeting president-elect Barack Obama on the steps of Capitol Hill.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Sen Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States of America and the first African-American to achieve this office. It is a day few thought would ever come.
“WATCHING BARACK Obama get to The White House was such a one-off experience. For him to go from such obscurity to the highest political position in the world in such as short space time was an unparalleled journey in American politics.”
THE ELECTION of African-American Barack Obama as the 44th president of the USA has been welcomed the world over, but especially by black populations.
Two events will be held in the city and county next week to mark the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American to become president of the United States.