Friday, 7 November 2008

S3M-02829 Rob Gibson (Highlands and Islands) (Scottish National Party): Scotland's Congratulations to Barack Obama

That the Parliament welcomes the historic election of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America; applauds his accomplishment in breaking down lingering racial barriers and becoming the first African American to be elected to the office; congratulates the American public for turning out in record numbers to vote in the 2008 elections, breaking voting turnout records for young people as well as new voters that had never before cast a ballot; welcomes the revitalised partnership that America can offer to Scotland and the rest of the world through this unprecedented and uplifting election, and further offers congratulations from the whole of Scotland to the incoming leader of America.

Supported by: Dr Bill Wilson, Bashir Ahmad, Stuart McMillan, Dr Alasdair Allan, Alex Neil, Joe FitzPatrick, Ken Macintosh, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Jackie Baillie, Keith Brown, Christina McKelvie, Jamie Hepburn

Lodged on Wednesday, November 05, 2008; Current

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