Donald Trump elected President of the United States of America
Although a few states are still to declare all of the major news networks are saying that the Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the United States of America.
The opinion pollsters were predicting a narrow victory for the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton but in the early hours it became clear that Donald Trump was winning all the swing states albeit narrowly. The final result of the popular vote looks as though Trump took 48% of the vote to Clinton’s 47.2% with 4.8% going to others.
In his first speech as president-elect Donald Trump thanked Hillary Clinton who had conceded a few minutes before and he called on all Americans to come together after one of the most divisive campaigns ever fought in America.
Donald Trump will be inaugurated on 20th January 2017. His Vice-President will be Mike Pence.
In the general election it looks as though the Republicans have retained control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.