Donald Trump Elected US President

Publish Date
Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 8:52PM
Newstalk ZB

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Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the Untied States.

Hillary Clinton has called Trump to congratulate him.

Voters eager to shake up the US political establishment have elected the billionaire businessman to lead the country.

The victory is already rattling financial markets worldwide.

In an potential upset which has drawn parallels to the Brexit victory in the UK, Mr Trump rewrote the rules of political campaigning.

Mrs Clinton's failure to become the first female president in US history would bring down the curtain on a political career which has seen her spend decades at the heart of American politics.

That experience may have played a major role in the result.

Mr Trump campaigned on a promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington, with Mrs Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state and the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, frequently highlighted during his campaign against the rival he dubbed "crooked Hillary".

via Newstalk ZB

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