The world’s media react to the departure of Theresa May
The media in the world stated that the & # 39; unbreakable woman & # 39; was finally broken after Theresa May announced he would stop – foreign leaders warn her successor that they must act quickly to clean up the Brexit mess.
Many foreign news websites led with the striking image of Mrs. May who burst into tears when her premiership finally collapsed.
The German newspaper Die Welt ran its headline: & # 39; With a creaking voice, May announces her resignation & # 39 ;.
The New York Times said the prime minister of Great Britain was & # 39; undone by the Brexit & # 39 ;, predicted a & # 39; vicious contest to succeed her within the conservative party & # 39 ;.
Many world newspapers led with images of Theresa May that crumbled emotionally while she stopped. Here, the website of the German tabloid Bild simply explains & # 39; Theresa May & # 39; s resignation & # 39; and regrets that she could not get Brexit over the edge
The French TV channel TV5 Monde said that the & # 39; unbreakable woman has just arrived & # 39; after Mrs. May had resisted months of pressure before finally resigning
The French TV5 Monde had a more poetic title and said: & # 39; The unbreakable woman has just admitted & # 39 ;.
Der Spiegel in Germany said she was overwhelmed by emotion & # 39; and said they were massively under pressure from all sides & # 39; Has been.
In a devastating assessment, the Australian stated that Ms. May was perhaps the worst prime minister in the modern history of the UK & # 39 ;.
World leaders also respond. French President Emmanuel Macron sent Ms. May a & # 39; personal support message & # 39 ;.
But the Elysee said that Britain had a & # 39; quick clarification & # 39; had to give what it wanted.
& # 39; Our relations with the United Kingdom are crucial in all areas. It is too early to speculate about the consequences of May & # 39; s decision, & # 39; said the Macron office.
In Germany, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked Ms May for a & # 39; good and trusting & # 39; working relationship and noted her departure with & # 39; respect & # 39 ;.
Spanish newspaper El Pais also led the photo of an emotional Mrs. May and explained that she had started the race for her successor in 10 Downing Street
The New York Times said that Theresa May & # 39; was undone by Brexit & # 39; while her tumultuous three-year premiership comes to an end
Berlin wants to maintain close cooperation and a close relationship with the British government & # 39 ;, said its spokesperson.
Her agency declined to comment on how May's departure could affect the Brexit, since & # 39; development depends essentially on domestic political developments in Britain & # 39 ;.
In Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he was & # 39; sorry to hear & # 39; about the resignation of the prime minister.
But Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said it was unlikely that the EU would offer a better deal to Mrs May's successor.
& # 39; From my perspective, I don't see the European Union offering a new prime minister a better or very different deal than Theresa May had to offer, & # 39; Coveney told the Newstalk radio.
& # 39; This idea that a new prime minister will be a harder negotiator and leave it to the EU and get a much better deal for Britain? That is not how the EU works. & # 39;
A spokeswoman for the European Commission said that her president, Jean-Claude Juncker, & # 39; had followed Prime Minister May's message without personal joy this morning & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The president was very fond of working with Prime Minister May, and said that Theresa May is rather a brave woman for whom he has great respect &, said the spokeswoman.
The German daily newspaper Die Welt said that Mrs. May & # 39; with a creaking voice & # 39; had resigned and stated that she had failed to get her Brexit deal through Parliament
The office of French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured earlier this week in Paris) said that Britain had a & # 39; quick statement & # 39; had to give what it wanted at Brexit
& # 39; He also respects and establishes working relationships with every new Prime Minister, whoever they may be, without stopping his conversations with Prime Minister May.
& # 39; My position was explained by my colleague yesterday. There is no change in that.
& # 39; We have set out our position on the exit agreement and the political statement.
& # 39; The European Commission and the Article 50 format have set out its position and we remain available to anyone who will become the new Prime Minister. & # 39;
EU negotiator Michel Barnier offered his & # 39; full respect & # 39; to the departing prime minister and thanked her for her & # 39; determination to work on the orderly withdrawal of the UK & # 39 ;.
The Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz praised Theresa May as a & # 39; principal & # 39; leader and expressed the hope that her successor & # 39; will ensure an orderly Brexit & # 39;
EU negotiator Michel Barnier praised the outgoing British Prime Minister's determination to work on the UK's orderly withdrawal from the EU & # 39;
The Irish leader Leo Varadkar said he was & # 39; sorry & # 39; to hear from Theresa May & # 39; s resignation and thanked her for her efforts at the Brexit
Dutch leader Mark Rutte said that he would be Mrs. May his & # 39; thanks and respect & # 39; had given and said that the withdrawal she was negotiating remained on the table.
In Austria, Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz – who is undergoing a wave of domestic pressure – said that Mrs. May a & # 39; principal and strong politician & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; I wish her good luck. I hope that despite her announcement, reason in the UK will prevail and her successor ensure an orderly Brexit, & he said.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said: & # 39; Despite our differences, Theresa May showed an open mind to resolve the Brexit for the UK and the EU. I want to thank her for her determination and cooperation. & # 39;
There was no immediate response from Washington where it was very early in the morning when Mrs. May made her statement about Downing Street.
Meanwhile, Indian leader Narendra Modi sent a curiously timed tweet, promising to work with Great Britain after his own re-election, but shortly after Mrs. May resigned.
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