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Trump wins US presidential Election
« on: November 09, 2016, 11:51:02 AM »

The world is in shock as results Republican nominee Donald Trump wins the White House. Financial markets plummeted amidst the back-and-forth of the tense election.

 USA Präsidentschaftswahl Donald Trump (Reuters/J. Ernst)

After several hours of too-close-to-call exit polls, Hillary Clinton conceded defeat in the early hours of Wednesday morning local time. Donald Trump addressed his supporters shortly thereafter, vowing to be president to "all Americans."

"It is time for us to come together as one united people," he said. To those who didn't vote for him, he said he was reaching out for guidance and help to lead the country.
"Ours was not a campaign but a movement, comprised of people from all backgrounds and religions. Working together we will work on the urgent task of rebuilding America," Trump told his supporters.

"No dream is too big, no challenge is too great," he insisted, saying America would no longer settle for "anything less than the best." He said his government would put America's interests first, but make sure that everyone was fairly dealt with. Addressing the international community, he said "We will see common ground, not hostility, partnership, not conflict."

Trump supporters cheer

Earlier, jubilation and chants of "lock her up" erupted at Republican Donald Trump's election headquarters in Manhattan after it was announced that he had won the key state of Pennsylvania, making his victory almost certain after a suspenseful night in which some states were decided by a razor-thin margin.

The Clinton campaign had earlier refused to concede as the race remained tight, but during his speech, president-elect Donald Trump said his opponent had called and congratulated the Republicans on their victory.

Another decisive factor was the relatively high numbers for third-party candidates, Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Jill Stein, siphoning votes away from the major parties. With over 3 million votes, Johnson became the most successful third-party candidate since 1996.

French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen became one of the first international figures to congratulate Trump on his victory.

"Congratulations to the new president of the United States Donald Trump and to the free American people!" she wrote on Twitter.

The result came as a shock to many as Clinton had a steady lead in the weeks before the election. She lost significant momentum when FBI Director James Comey announced the Bureau was reopening an investigation into her use of a private e-mail server while Secretary of State, only to close it again a few days later.

Shock on social media as Trump gains ground

Reactions from around the world were similarly astounded that a man who has no political experience and has made so many offensive comments about women and immigrants would be able to take the White House.


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