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Obama v McCain: World views


As the US election enters a new stage, BBC correspondents from around the world assess the local view of a McCain/Obama battle - and look at the issues the future victor would have to face.

China

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James Reynolds on China's view of the US elections

The future president faces a dilemma when dealing with China: is the country a friend, or a strategic competitor?

South Asia

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Chris Morris on South Asia's view of the US elections

How will the US president deal with the militants linked to al-Qaeda, in the lawless border lands between Pakistan and Afghanistan?

Russia

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Rupert Wingfield-Hayes on the Russian view of the election

Russia traditionally favours a Republican president but that may not be the case in this election.

Britain

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Naomi Grimley looks at the British view of the election

Westminster politicians seem relieved that the contenders are more prepared to listen to views from abroad.




Electoral College votes

Winning post 270
Obama - Democrat
365
McCain - Republican
173
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