The Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom and Australia — both well-established in the Twittersphere — headed to Twitter to publicly acknowledge the results of the election as well as the ongoing relationship between their countries and the United States.
Dmitry Medvedev, prime minister of Russia, whose relationship with Obama has sometimes been hotly criticized by Russia's detractors, tweeted: "Congratulations!"
Obama's congratulatory tweets poured in from other nations, including tweets from Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, Haiti's President Michel Martelly, the president of the Republic of Chile and the prime ministers of Malaysia and Norway.
Argentina's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called Obama's victory "flawless."
Unlike many Americans, Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati thought the "respect & civility in US elections debates was impressive."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime ministers of Canada and New Zealand, Estonian President Toomas Ilves, the office of the president of Mexico and Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, also tweeted out official congratulations in the form of press releases or video messages.
Warm congratulations to my friend @barackobama. Look forward to continuing to work together.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) November 7, 2012
Congratulations @barackobama on being elected to a 2nd term. I hope our countries’ relationship continues to go from strength to strength.— Mohd Najib Tun Razak (@NajibRazak) November 7, 2012
My sincere congratulations to President@barackobama on your re-election! JG— Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) November 7, 2012
Felicito al Presidente @barackobama por su reelección. Esperamos seguir trabajando juntos por estrechar los lazos entre Chile y EEUU.— Sebastian Piñera (@sebastianpinera) November 7, 2012
Je transmet mes plus vives félicitations au Président américain, @barackobama, pour sa réélection à la présidentielle américaine.— Michel J. Martelly (@MichelJMartelly) November 7, 2012
Felicitaciones al presidente @barackobama. Esperamos continuar trabajando de la misma forma como hemos trabajado en estos últimos años.— Juan Manuel Santos (@JuanManSantos) November 7, 2012
I congratulate @barackobama on the re-election. Will continue our good relations.— Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) November 7, 2012