According to a Reuters report on the 6th, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on both parties to exercise restraint before the results of the US general election on Friday, adding that it would be irresponsible to increase tensions. In an interview with German media, Maas bluntly said in response to the US election situation, “The United States is not a place for personal shows. In this case, it is irresponsible for anyone to continue to add fuel to the fire.”
Maas added, “It’s time to stay calm until an independently determined result is announced.” Maas also pointed out, “In order for this result to be acceptable, everyone must first show restraint. To maintain democracy In terms of the operation of the system, honorable recognition of failure is more important than happy victory.”
According to reports, the vote-counting work for the US presidential election is still continuing, and in a few states, the vote gap is very small. US President Trump’s campaign team initiated a series of lawsuits, demanding that some states stop or recount the votes.
According to the British “Guardian”, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag, Norbert Rottgen, commented on Trump’s actions during the election, saying that these actions are “really difficult. I believe that many, many Germans feel very sad to witness this terrible behavior.”
Saskia Esken, the co-leader of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), accused Trump of trying to incite civil unrest, saying that “in a democratic country, every vote is important, and the election is determined by the voters. of”. Esken added, “The candidate, even if he is the current president, calling for absentee votes not to be counted is anti-democratic. We should now defend our democratic achievements and oppose populism and nationalist incitement.”
In addition, British Minister of Justice Robert Buckland called for a “smooth” transition of power if Trump loses the election. He said, “We are all closely watching what will happen to these key swing states in the United States. But in our view, it is important that we hope that the major democracies in the world can have a smooth transition, whether it is a presidential change or re-election, we all I hope everything goes well for them.”
The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British Parliament, Tom Tugendhat, did not directly criticize Trump, saying that he supported the US Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s call to “continue the vote counting” and said that the United Kingdom is at this stage. It is wrong to comment on the US election. When asked if he agreed with Trump’s challenge to the election results, he said, “If he (Trump) has evidence, let him come. This is how a fair and open legal system works. If he is not like that If you do, it will destroy the whole process. Keep voting and keep calm.”
However, British Prime Minister Johnson previously stated on Wednesday that, as an ally of the United States, Britain should not interfere in the internal affairs of the United States, but this remark was criticized by the British Labor Party as “cowardly”.