Inside the Americas

Trump triumphs, but US election reveals a divided nation

This week, we focus on Donald Trump's election as 45th president of the United States. After a series of scandals and a hard-fought campaign, the Republican rode a wave of support from voters seeking change and eager to shake up the nation's political establishment. The election result came as a surprise: national polls and media failed to predict it. We take a look at why and how Donald Trump won over the electorate and what can be expected from his policies.