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These are Reasons Why Trump's Presidency is an 'Optimal Scenario' for Europe

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Donald Trump's victory at the US presidential election would result in normalizing the situation in Europe. Moreover, Trump is likely to ease tensions between Washington and Moscow, Italian analyst Germano Dottori told Sputnik.

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The results of the presidential election in the United States astounded Italian journalists who expected Hillary Clinton’s victory as a matter of fact.

On Tuesday, Republican Donald Trump secured an unexpected victory in the election with 290 electoral votes against his rival Hillary Clinton's 232.

Trump’s victory is good news for Italy and Europe, said Germano Dottori, an expert at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Rome-based LUISS Guido Carli University.

"To begin with, we have avoided Hillary Clinton’s presidency. It would have imposed many obligations on Europe. I mean imposing of 'human rights' and attempts to influence the situation in other sovereign states," Dottori told Sputnik Italia.

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According to the expert, Hillary Clinton’s presidency would deepen tensions in Europe, especially taking into account her hardline stance towards Russia.

Dottori noted that Trump will protect Washington’s national interests but "probably in a different way."

"He is a businessman and he’s against war. However, Trump is inclined to tough negotiations. His policy is going to be realistic. Probably, sooner or later, the newly elected US president would strike a systemic agreement with Moscow, in a bid to decrease US military presence," the expert suggested.

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According to Dottori, Trump’s approach would not include any "discounts" or "grants" but it would not be aimed at direct standoff with Russia.

"As for Trump, I expect progress in Washington-Moscow relations. However, many in his administration are likely to oppose such a strategy," he added.

"The fight against terrorism may be the first topic for talks between Trump and [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. Moreover, NATO may re-adjust its policy in Southern Europe. This would be an optimal scenario for Italy. So, it is unclear why major Italian officials publicly supported Clinton during her electoral campaign," Dottori concluded.

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