US Presidential Elections 2016: Donald Trump declared winner

Trump surpassed the expectations and confounded pollsters in Florida, where Clinton was expected to win following a surge in the Hispanic vote.

Nov 9, 2016 16:10 IST
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US Republican Donald Trump on 9 November 2016 won the US presidential elections in a stunning victory. He won the elections by 276 seats.

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He is scheduled to take office as the 45th President of the United States of America (USA)on 20 January 2017. He will succeed Barack Obama.

He won Florida, Ohio, Iowa and North Carolina, while Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won 218 seats, took Virginia and Nevada, ABC projects.

Overview of the Results



Percentage of Votes


Donald Trump

Republican Party


Hillary Clinton

Democratic Party


Gary Johnson

Libertarian Party


Jill Stein

Green Party



Other candidates


Donald John Trump

• Donald Trump is an American businessman and the President-elect of the United States.

• He was the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 2016 election

• He is the chairman and president of Trump Organisation. The organisation is the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests.

• Earlier, he said that he will vacant his position in the Trump Organisation prior to his assumption of the presidency.

• He has received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.

• In 1971, he was given control of his father Fred Trump's real estate and construction firm and later renamed it The Trump Organization, rising to public prominence shortly thereafter.

• Trump has appeared at the Miss USA pageants, which he owned from 1996 to 2015, and has made cameo appearances in films and television series.

• He hosted and co-produced The Apprentice, a reality television series on NBC, from 2004 to 2015.

• As of 2016, he was listed by Forbes as the 324th wealthiest person in the world, and 156th in the United States.

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