Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Trump emerges 45th President of the United States


Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

BBC reports that the Republican nominee's projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton.

The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset.

Global markets plummeted, with the Dow set to open 800 points down.


Mr Trump's victory in Wisconsin put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college votes needed to win the White House.

The US president-elect took to the stage at his victory rally in New York and said: "I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory."

"Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country."

He added: "It is time for us to come together as one united people."

The real estate tycoon, former reality TV star and political newcomer, who was universally ridiculed when he declared his candidacy in June last year, said his victory had been "tough".

Mrs Clinton, 69, who dreamed of becoming the first female US president, did not show up for what was meant to be her victory rally across town in Manhattan.

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