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World leaders have [congratulated / congratulations] Donald Trump on his surprise [win / winning] in the U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday. Other leaders were a little [fewer / less] warm. Mr Trump defeated his [rival / rivalry] Hillary Clinton to become the USA's 45th President. He will take office on January 20, 2017. He will then be [aged / old] 70 years, 7 months and 6 days. This means he will be the oldest [people / person] to become President. In his victory speech, Mr Trump told Americans: "Working together, we will begin the [urgent / urgency] task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American [dreaming / dream] . We will have the strongest [economy / economical] anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations [wailing / willing] to get along with us."

Russia's president Vladimir Putin was among the first [to / for] congratulate Mr Trump. He said: "We are ready to do our part to [return / returns] Russian-American relations to a [stable / stability] path of development." China said it [looked / watched] forward to working, "in a constructive way that avoided conflict and confrontation". Mexican President Pena Nieto said: "Mexico and the United States [are / be] friends, partners and allies and [we / he] should keep collaborating." France's President Francois Hollande said the result, "opens a [full stop / period] of uncertainty". Germany's Justice Minister tweeted: "The world won't end, but things will get more [crazily / crazy] ." Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "Hand in [hand / foot] with Mr Trump, we will [trial / try] to work together."

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