Obama to reassure leaders in Peru on successor’s presidency


LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Barack Obama will close a three-country, post-U.S. election tour the same way he opened it: by reassuring world leaders that U.S. democracy isn’t broken and that everything will be fine when Republican Donald Trump succeeds him next year.

Obama is in Lima, Peru, this weekend for an annual Asian-Pacific summit.

But global concerns about Trump’s election to the world’s most powerful office will be a key topic of discussion during Obama’s meetings. The Trump issue overshadowed the president’s interactions with leaders earlier this week in Athens, Greece, and Berlin.

Obama has separate meetings Saturday with the presidents of Peru and China, and the leaders of 11 other countries that negotiated a trans-Pacific trade deal.

He’ll also answer questions from young Latin American leaders.

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