LIVE updates US Presidential election 2016 results: Despite differences with Trump; will ensure smooth transition of power, says Obama

LIVE updates US Presidential election 2016 results: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton concedes, as her Republican rival Donald Trump becomes the 45th President-elect.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2016 11:04 pm
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Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House. His triumph over Hillary Clinton will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens to undo major achievements of President Barack Obama. He’s pledged to act quickly to repeal Obama’s landmark health care law, revoke the nuclear agreement with Iran and rewrite important trade deals with other countries, particularly Mexico and Canada.

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The Republican blasted through Democrats’ longstanding firewall, carrying Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states that hadn’t voted for a GOP presidential candidate since the 1980s. He needed to win nearly all of the competitive battleground states, and he did just that, claiming Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and others. Global stock markets and U.S. stock futures plunged deeply, reflecting investor alarm over what a Trump presidency might mean for the economy and trade.

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Republican house leader and White House speaker Paul Ryan, who hasn’t been Trump’s advocate in the days leading up to the election day, addressed the media on Wednesday to say that the party was looking forward to see the President-elect lead a “unified Republican government.”

(With inputs from AP and Reuters)


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  1. S
    Nov 9, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    Bhakts are crazy as if someone their own has won. Modi has been friendly to policies of Democrats. His closeness with Obama is well known. Trump may be liked by American Indians. But he is not in favour of Indians living in this country.
    1. S
      Nov 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm
      Something incorrect buddy !!
      1. S
        Nov 9, 2016 at 3:33 am
        As a brahmin NRI, I would love to see Shri Trumpji as President, just for the reason that he will sent Muslims out. As a brahmin I hate Muslims.
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          Pertama Chaudhry
          Nov 9, 2016 at 8:05 am
          Across the world, we see people talking of economic hardship, racial divides, chaos and corruption. But to solve these problems we put our faith in fascist dictators. Right from USA to India; Syria to Russia, its the divisive forces winning. How will it help society needs to be seen.
          1. T
            Nov 9, 2016 at 12:13 am
            Trump 19 and Clinton 3 so far
          2. T
            Nov 9, 2016 at 9:04 am
            I need Obama back has president or Clinton to be the next president because even a lady can make a much difference
            1. V
              Nov 9, 2016 at 8:30 am
              The "liberals", fake "Secularists" are losing everywhere. Great America for rejecting the fake "intolerance" campaigners.
              1. P
                Nov 9, 2016 at 12:15 pm
                Common agenda will be fight jihadism not religion.
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