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The Global Far Right Is Celebrating Trump's Victory

From France to Australia, the nationalist forces that align with Donald Trump are taking to Twitter and elsewhere with congratulations for themselves and their American counterpart.

Last updated on November 9, 2016, at 10:05 a.m. ET

Posted on November 9, 2016, at 1:59 a.m. ET

Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election has emboldened nationalist politicians around the world, may of whom praised Trump on Twitter in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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That includes the leader of France's National Front, who will likely at least make the runoff in next year's presidential election in France.

Félicitations au nouveau président des Etats-Unis Donald Trump et au peuple américain, libre ! MLP

Translation: Congratulations to the new president of the United States Donald Trump and to the American people, free!

And the party's vice president, saying: "Their world is crumbling. Ours is being built."

Leur monde s'effondre. Le nôtre se construit. #PlaceAuxPeuples

Supporters and members of the National Front tweeted their celebrations once it was certain that Trump was headed for a win.

L'hymne américain est tellement beau ce matin... https://t.co/gxEOv7rVNi

Translation: "The American anthem is truly beautiful this morning..."

Huit mois de propagande mondiale balayée par les urnes et par le peuple. Le bras d'honneur de l'oncle Sam à une élite arrogante ! #USA2016

Translation: "Eight months of global propaganda upended by the ballots and by the people. Uncle Sam's middle finger to an arrogant elite! #USA2016"

Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party, who was one of the primary faces of the Leave campaign during the Brexit vote, stumped with Trump during the presidential campaign.

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Ahead of Trump's win, Farage tweeted out a pat on the back and felicitations to the businessman.

Looks like 2016 is going to be the year of two big political revolutions @realDonaldTrump. Would be bigger than Bre… https://t.co/XzaiGPwS7r

In Australia, Pauline Hanson — the leader of the One Nation Party — sent her congratulations directly to Trump on Twitter, complete with the #MAGA hashtag.

@realDonaldTrump Mr President my door will always be open. Congrats on behalf of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party of OZ. #MAGA #auspol

George Christensen, an Australian nationalist in the federal government, appeared on the floor of the Australian Parliament on Wednesday with a copy of Trump's book.

“[The close result] shows there’s a need for new type of conservatism in this country,” Christensen told BuzzFeed News. “One that’s driven by nationalism and pursuing what’s in the nation’s best interest, including with trade deals and international agreements.”
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“[The close result] shows there’s a need for new type of conservatism in this country,” Christensen told BuzzFeed News. “One that’s driven by nationalism and pursuing what’s in the nation’s best interest, including with trade deals and international agreements.”

The Netherland's Geert Wilders, who was lumped in with Trump and others in a blistering speech from the UN human rights chief in September, also celebrated on Twitter.

Florida and Utah for @realDonaldTrump The people are taking their country back. So will we.

Members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Greece have yet to post their reaction to Trump's victory but threw him their support days earlier.

The Golden Dawn, analyzing data properly, has spoken out in favor of the candidacy of Donald Trump," the group posted on their website on Monday. "[His patriotic] political positions and the endorsement of the international scene are undoubtedly an optimistic outlook for the success of the objectives of our movement."
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The Golden Dawn, analyzing data properly, has spoken out in favor of the candidacy of Donald Trump," the group posted on their website on Monday. "[His patriotic] political positions and the endorsement of the international scene are undoubtedly an optimistic outlook for the success of the objectives of our movement."

Hungary's hard-right Jobbik Movement, which has used the European refugee crisis to demand tighter border controls, released a statement and congratulated President-elect Trump.

The German Nationalist party, Alternative for Germany, which has also campaigned with some success on anti-refugee and anti-Islam platforms also said they would support the new Trump administration.

"It was high time that people disenfranchised by the political establishment get their voice back in the United States of America too," party co-leader Frauke Petry told the Associated Press.

Petry said Trump's victory offered the chance to "readjust the trans-Atlantic relationship and end the big conflicts in Ukraine and Syria jointly with Russia" and "replace America's hegemonic claims in Europe with cooperation among equals."

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