Republican candidate Donald Trump will become the United States' 45th president after staging a huge upset to beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
- Trump, a billionaire real estate tycoon, rode a wave of anti-establishment sentiment to claim an improbable election victory.
- The 70-year-old Republican candidate won surprise victories in key battleground states including Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.
- In his acceptance speech, Trump urged Americans to "come together as one united people" after a deeply divisive campaign
- Clinton, who was bidding to become the first woman elected to the White House, has conceded defeat.
- Most polls before voting started showed Clinton with a slight edge, although in some forecasts her lead fell within the margin of error.
- The Republicans also maintained their majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
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Date created : 2016-11-09