Obama victory makes history again

2012-11-07 05:55

President Barack Obama has swept to re-election, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney.

Obama became only the second Democrat to secure two White House terms since World War II, but exit polls revealed a deeply divided electorate and seemed to ensure a renewal of the polarisation that has gridlocked Washington.

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