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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First Published on: November 9, 2016 4:37 am
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    Sampat
    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.
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      Sampat
      Nov 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm
      Something incorrect buddy !!
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        Seshadri
        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.
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            Tony
            Nov 9, 2016 at 12:13 am
            Trump 19 and Clinton 3 so far
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              Tabusum
              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
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                Vij
                Nov 9, 2016 at 8:30 am
                The "liberals", fake "Secularists" are losing everywhere. Great America for rejecting the fake "intolerance" campaigners.
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                  Pulkit
                  Nov 9, 2016 at 12:15 pm
                  Common agenda will be fight jihadism not religion.
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                    Pulkit
                    Nov 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                    Trump victory is certainly a good news for the world. Jihadis be aware they would be crushed. Trump is an appropriate partner of India in fight against terrorism.
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                      Ajay G
                      Nov 9, 2016 at 10:08 am
                      America voted for a change. Change is always for a good. Good Luck to Americans.
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                        Ibrahim
                        Nov 9, 2016 at 9:24 am
                        DON'T IGNOR STAN BACKED TERRORISTS WHO ARE DESTROYING AFGHANISTAN AND INDIA THRU THEIR PROXY WAR. RECOGNISE THE REAL ENEMY. FREE BALUCHISTAN
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                          Ashok Kriplani
                          Nov 9, 2016 at 10:54 am
                          As trump represents anger of the public over the sucophants and brokers of the elite, the trend all over the world is changing and changing fast.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Down with the Corruption.
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                            ashok
                            Nov 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm
                            See this Aaptard will all the poison of his Master. For Aaptard, any news(good or bad) is because of BJP or Modiji. Off course you can use your black money further, may be you are upset for that.
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                              lovetrump
                              Nov 9, 2016 at 9:56 am
                              Happy to see as Trump next president fo USA, he is the best person who can give stanis sleep less night once he take oath as president of america
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                                Raj
                                Nov 9, 2016 at 5:58 am
                                Idiocy - I guarantee you Clinton will win. Guaranteed, chopped, signed and sealed. This is dramatism that follows Republic elections (signed up life long registered republicans in deep red states).lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Clinton will win - I am tell you - CLINTON WILL WIN IT!
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                                  bharosa
                                  Nov 9, 2016 at 7:27 am
                                  lol....
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                                    Rajesh
                                    Nov 9, 2016 at 11:40 am
                                    Clinton is not an elite? The Clintons and the Kennedy's are the closest thing America has to the Nehru-hi dynasty.
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                                      Chawla G
                                      Nov 9, 2016 at 11:08 am
                                      A crude joke..... Trump represents US people. Himself an elite.
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                                        Chawla G
                                        Nov 9, 2016 at 11:01 am
                                        Never seen this type of fascination among Indians, for US Prez elections .... . Funny !!
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                                          Chawla G
                                          Nov 9, 2016 at 11:44 am
                                          Why ? Is our men not capable of handling them. We hv to tackle our enemies ourselves.
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                                            Karan Thakur
                                            Nov 9, 2016 at 12:27 pm
                                            People seem to be fed up with existing world order. India, Turkey, UK, US ..... Nationalism is the call. A new world order is emerging.
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