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Clegg congratulates Obama on re-election

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has congratulated Barack Obama on his re-election as US president as he took questions from MPs in the absence of Prime Minister David Cameron, who was on official business in the Middle East.

At PMQs on 7 November 2012, Mr Clegg said he was looking forward to working with him to create a "more prosperous, more free and more stable world".

Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman added her "warmest congratulations" and support for the president's aim of creating more jobs, delivering "healthcare for all, and tackling the scourge of inequality".

"We wish him well," she said.

Prompting laughter from opposition MPs and a smile from Mr Clegg, Labour backbencher Iain Wright remarked: "President Obama will be relieved to get the support of the deputy prime minister."

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