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Trump or Biden? Europe split on who they hope to win the US election

The results of the US election on Nov 3 can also be interpreted as an indirect verdict on key European governments. PHOTOS: AFP
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LONDON - European governments often fret about the outcome of the United States presidential election, but they always try to maintain a polite silence about who may be their favourite candidate for the White House.

This year, however, Europeans found it particularly difficult to keep silent, since the US poll on Nov 3 will not only decide the future of the relationship between the two continents, but can also be interpreted as an indirect verdict on key European governments.

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