President’s remarks met with calls for patience until votes counted amid fears of turmoil
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European politicians have cautioned patience after Donald Trump falsely claimed victory in the US election in the early hours of Wednesday morning, warning that a drawn-out court battle over the outcome would have disastrous consequences for democracy’s global reputation.
Most government leaders remained silent, waiting for events to unfold, though the Spanish foreign minister, Aráncha González Laya, urged American leaders to wait until all the votes had been counted.