AS IT HAPPENED: Trump elected America's 45th president

2016-11-09 01:38

Donald Trump has stunned the world and won the US election, according to reports.

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09 Nov 11:25

What a roller-coaster of a morning it has been! We're moving over to a new update, where we will be covering the world's reaction to the results. Click here:


09 Nov 11:01

A top Palestinian official says he doesn't expect US positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to change under President-elect Donald Trump.

Saeb Erekat, an adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Republican and Democratic parties are both committed to a two-state solution of the conflict.

The Palestinians want to establish a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in 1967. Gaps between Abbas and Israel's hawkish leader on any border deal remain wide

.Erekat said Wednesday that a two-state solution is "in the American national interest, and I think this will not change with the coming administration.

"However, Trump has proposed moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, even though the US has not recognized Israel's annexation of parts of the city."


09 Nov 10:58

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent Donald Trump a telegram of congratulation on winning the US presidential election.

In a brief statement Wednesday, the Kremlin said Putin expressed "his hope to work together for removing Russian-American relations from their crisis state."

Putin also said he has "confidence that building a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington that is based on principles of equality, mutual respect and a real accounting each other's positions, in the interests of our peoples and the world community."


09 Nov 10:46

Trump claims astounding victory as America's 45th president

Donald Trump claimed his place on Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalised 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, not declared until well after midnight, will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens to undo major achievements of President Barack Obama.


09 Nov 10:40

Turkey's justice minister says a change of presidents in the United States won't make a big difference to the "deep-rooted" relations between the two countries.

Bekiz Bozdag told the state-run Anadolu Agency on Wednesday: "in essence our relations are relations between two states and we hope that under the new presidential term the Turkish-U.S. relations will be much better. That is our expectation."


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Trump victory rocks markets

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in a repudiation of the political establishment that jolted financial markets and likely will reorder the nation’s priorities and fundamentally alter America’s relationship with the world.


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09 Nov 10:05
"I love this country! Thank you"

09 Nov 10:04
"While the campaign is over, the work on this movement is just beginning" - Trump

09 Nov 10:02
Trump thanks his family: "I love you... this political stuff is nasty and it's tough."

09 Nov 10:02
Republican presidential elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York. (AFP)

09 Nov 09:58
Trump: "The forgotten men & women of our country will be forgotten no longer"

09 Nov 09:56
We will seek common ground, not hostility - Trump

09 Nov 09:55
Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach - Trump

09 Nov 09:53
Working together we will begin the urgent task of renewing the American dream - Trump

09 Nov 09:52
Now it's time for America to bind the wounds. It's time for us to come together as one united people. I pledge to every citizen that I will be a president for all Americans. - Trump

09 Nov 09:51
I've just received a call from secretary Clinton, she has congratulated us - Trump 

09 Nov 09:50
Crowd chanting "USA! USA! USA!"

09 Nov 09:48
Here comes President-elect Trump.

09 Nov 09:46
Pence is on stage: "I come to this moment deeply humbled"

09 Nov 09:45
Trump is about to take the stage. 

09 Nov 09:42
Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump to concede the race, sources tell CNN.

09 Nov 09:39
Republican billionaire property mogul Donald Trump, on the cusp of a shock victory in his brutal White House showdown with Hillary Clinton, was to address his supporters in New York early Wednesday.

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09 Nov 09:29
Donald Trump will win Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, CNN projects.

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The first French presidential candidate to comment on the US election was populist, anti-immigrant politician Marine Le Pen, congratulating Trump even before the final results are known.

Le Pen, hoping to ride anti-establishment sentiment to victory in April-May French presidential elections, tweeted her support to the "American people, free!"


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Trump has arrived at his election HQ.

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Clinton will not speak tonight, supporters told to go home.

09 Nov 08:58
Trump supporters react to results. (AP)

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Donald Trump has won Pennsylvania and its prize of 20 electoral votes.

Trump's stunning victory in the key battleground state gives him 264 electoral votes.It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, has 215.Pennsylvania last voted for a Republican for president in 1988. Trump repeatedly campaigned there, believing his populist message would resonate with the state's working-class voters.

Clinton long viewed the state as a key part of her "firewall" and rallied in Philadelphia with President Barack Obama on Monday night. The Democrats also held their nominating convention in the city.


09 Nov 08:43
CNN projects that Trump has taken Alaska's 3 electoral votes.

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09 Nov 08:33

Republicans retain control of the Senate with victory in Pennsylvania, denying Democrats the four seats they needed for a takeover.

A surprising outcome following months and millions of dollars Democrats spent pounding GOP incumbents for their ties to Donald Trump.


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As of roughly 07:30, Republican Donald Trump had earned 245 of the 270 electoral college votes he needs to secure the US presidency, according to network projections.

His Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had earned 215 electoral votes.Candidates are racing to hit the magic number of 270 electoral votes, which represents an absolute majority of the 538 members of the electoral college, with the number from each state based on its population size.

Eight states were still too close to call including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin - all vital to Clinton's fading chances of victory.

The others are Alaska, Arizona, Maine, Minnesota and New Hampshire.


09 Nov 08:06

As of roughly 07:30, Republican Donald Trump had earned 245 of the 270 electoral college votes he needs to secure the US presidency, according to network projections.

His Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had earned 215 electoral votes.Candidates are racing to hit the magic number of 270 electoral votes, which represents an absolute majority of the 538 members of the electoral college, with the number from each state based on its population size.

Eight states were still too close to call including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin - all vital to Clinton's fading chances of victory.

The others are Alaska, Arizona, Maine, Minnesota and New Hampshire.


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09 Nov 07:58
The usually jovial mood on twitter has started to fade as results come in.

09 Nov 07:53

Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is describing the mood inside Trump Tower as "buoyant."

She tells The Associated Press that the team is hopeful as results continue to roll in. A Trump victory would represent a stunning upset against his rival Hillary Clinton.

Thousands of his supporters are gathered in a midtown Manhattan hotel ballroom watching the results on Fox.

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