9 November 2016 Last updated at: 11:32 AM

US election results: Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton to win presidential race

Republican Donald Trump has stunned the world by defeating Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.

Key points:

  • Donald Trump will become America’s 45th president, according to Antony Green
  • Mr Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in some key swing states
  • Mrs Clinton will not be speaking publicly tonight
  • We’re expecting to hear from Mr Trump soon
Trump heading to the White House.

Trump heading to the White House.

Mr Trump took to the stage with his family to claim victory at his New York headquarters, and said he had taken a call from Mrs Clinton, who will not be speaking publicly this evening.

“She congratulated us and I congratulated her on a very very hard fought campaign. We owe her a major debt of gratitude to for her service to our country,” he said.

Mr Trump had repeatedly slammed his campaign rival as “crooked” during their bruising campaign.

Claiming victory, the president-elect said it was time to “heal the divisions” caused by the campaign and find common ground.



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