HIL­LARY CLIN­TON

Global mar­kets fell sharply at the news, but later re­cov­ered some­what

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Floored by Trump

Don­ald Trump will be­come the 45th US Pres­i­dent af­ter a stun­ning vic­tory over Demo­crat Hil­lary Clin­ton. The Repub­li­can can­di­date de­fied pre­elec­tion polling to claim swing states, win­ning the key bat­tle­grounds of Florida, Ohio and Penn­syl­va­nia. Global mar­kets fell sharply at the news, but later re­cov­ered some­what.

BBC/ Don­ald Trump will be­come the 45th US Pres­i­dent af­ter a stun­ning vic­tory over Demo­crat Hil­lary Clin­ton. The Repub­li­can nom­i­nee de­fied pre-elec­tion polling to claim swing states, win­ning the key bat­tle­grounds of Florida, Ohio and Penn­syl­va­nia.

He told cheer­ing sup­port­ers that Amer­i­cans must now unite and “bind the wounds of di­vi­sion”, af­ter a gru­elling, ac­ri­mo­nious cam­paign. Global mar­kets fell sharply at the news, but later re­cov­ered some­what.

Around the world, lead­ers and the me­dia have been re­act­ing to Amer- ica’s elec­tion up­set: Ger­many’s For­eign min­is­ter said the out­come would make things “more dif­fi­cult’, with US for­eign pol­icy “less pre­dictable”.

Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin - for whom Trump has voiced sup­port but who Democrats ac­cused of elec­tion med­dling - said he hoped ties could im­prove from their cur­rent “crit­i­cal con­di­tion”.

The Euro­pean Union said close co-oper­a­tion with the US was the only way to deal with “un­prece­dented chal­lenges” around the world.

As poll count­ing went late into the night, it was Trump’s shock vic­tory in Wis­con­sin that put him over the 270 out of 538 elec­toral col­lege votes needed to win the White House.

Min­utes af­ter Clin­ton called him to con­cede, the US Pres­i­dent-elect took to the stage with his fam­ily at his vic­tory rally in a New York ho­tel ball­room and paid trib­ute to his ri­val.

“Hil­lary has worked very long and very hard over a long pe­riod of time, and we owe her a ma­jor debt of grat­i­tude for her ser­vice to our coun­try.” He called for Amer­i­cans to “come to­gether as one united peo­ple”.

/REUTERS

US Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump at his elec­tion night rally in Man­hat­tan, New York, yes­ter­day

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kenya

© PressReader. All rights reserved.