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After electoral rout, Obama looks at mid-term adjustments

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sun, Nov 07, 2010 07:20 hrs

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday said mid-term corrections and adjustments for his government were on the cards as well as discussions with the Republican Party.

Responding to a question from a student at the St Xaviers College on the mid-term election result, seen as a vote against Obama and his government, and its impact, the president said it had been the 'toughest two years economically since the 1930s'.

There was a 'profound financial crisis and economic shock', he said, adding that unemployment was very high and 'people are frustrated'.

There was progress but 'not quickly enough'. 'One of the wonderful things about democracy is when people are not happy it is their right, obligation and duty to express their unhappiness,' he said.

'My obligation is to make sure that I stick to principles, beliefs and ideals that will move America forward,' Obama said, stressing on the need to invest in 'strong infrastructure'.

'It also acquires mid-term corrections and adjustments,' the president said, adding that it would also involve discussions with the Republican Party and there would be areas where there would be disagreements and agreements.

India, he said, was going to be a critical partner with the US in the 21st century.




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