US Presidential Election 2012
Democratic President Barack Obama has defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney to secure a second term at the White House, wrapping up a closely-fought presidential contest. Despite lingering dissatisfaction over the slow pace of economic recovery, the incumbent president won most key swing states, including the “bellwether” state of Ohio, while his Democratic Party also kept its narrow lead in the Senate. But with Republicans still in control of the House of Representatives, Obama is set to face familiar difficulties in pushing through his liberal agenda over the next four years. FRANCE 24 brings you the latest news, analysis and video on a knife-edge election that had long seemed too close to call.