US Election 2016: Trump wins presidential election (live updates)

09:47 Nov. 9, 2016

Trump wins presidential election (live updates)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (AP photo)

Victory of the Republican candidate stuns the world

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19-45 Two controversial Trump campaign pledges are removed from the president-elect website

Some of the most notorious proposals Trump made during his presidential campaign have been removed from his website. Several pledges, including his call to ban all Muslims from entering the country and to cancel the Paris Climate Agreement are gone from the list, Reuters has noticed. 

18-00 Obama welcomes U.S. president-elect Trump at White House (LIVE)

Despite Obama supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton throughout the campaign, the acting president now intends to give Trump warm welcome in the Oval Cabinet. 

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14-15 Ukraine hopes the U.S. will not ease sanctions against Russia

Ukraine hopes the United States will not lift sanctions introduced upon Russia, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Kostyantyn Yeliseyev claimed. 

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14-00 Baltic states keep hope Trump won't fulfil his campaign pledges on NATO and Russian aggression

The Baltic States warmly congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday on his U.S. election win but hoped he would not follow through on campaign pledges to look at the level of their defence spending before deciding whether to defend them against Russia.

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11-50 Ukraine hopes to stay among top-10 priorities for the USA

In the time of new presidential administration stepping into White House, Ukraine hopes to stay among the highest priorities for U.S. foreign policy, the Ukrainian ambassador to Washington Valeriy Chaly claimed. 

Read the full story here 

Closing summary:

- Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. The victory came as a shock both for pollsters and mainstream media
- In his victory speech, Trump called for unity, praising Clinton for a hard-fought campaign and vowed to "deal fairly" with other nations
- Global markets and the U.S. dollar dropped after news of Trump win

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18-40 Clinton speaks out to America after presidential campaign

The Democrat Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made her very first speech after defeat in her race for White House. Watch the ABC News live now:

18-15 Trump victory causes 'uncertainty in EU-US ties' - Tusk

After Donald Trump's victory, there's an uncertainty in relations between the EU and U.S., the European Council president Donald Tusk claimed on Wednesday, the UNIAN agency reports. 

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17-00 Kremlin hopes Trump will lift sanctions, Russian president's aide Sergey Glaziev claims.

"I think that Trump, as a reasonable man, will cancel anti-Russian sanctions hurting American business either." Full story

16-40 Putin's not going into Ukraine: Trump's key quotes

U.S. billionaire Donald Trump, whom the Americans have elected their 45th president, have mentioned Ukraine on numerous occasions – both during his campaign and before. UNIAN has gathered the most notable quotes of the new president-elect on this issue. Read them all here

15-52 Petro Poroshenko has invited Donald Trump to visit Ukraine, according to the press service of the Ukrainian President. Poroshenko expressed hope that Ukraine could continue to rely on the help from the United States.

15-35 "Now when Obama is outgoing, Dylan was given the Nobel. It seems that he was entrusted with a mission: to shield America from a split on its soil, out of which ghouls are coming. And they are not just climbing out, they are going straight to the house of power." 

That is how famous Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych describes recent developments in the U.S.
Read his opinion piece titled "Shielding the living"

15-15 Donald Trump will fail all the principal U.S. foreign policy directions, editor and political commentator at Bild newspaper Julian Röpcke claims. 


15-00 Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko congratulates Donald Trump

The overwhelming support of Ukraine from the US presidential administration and Congress will surely remain acting, the Ukrainian leader told the Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

14-40 Germany says EU-US free trade deal 'not dead' despite Trump victory

The free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States (TTIP) is not dead despite Republican Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election, a spokesman for the German government Steffen Seibert said, the Reuters agency reports. 

During his presidential campaign, Trump attacked the TTIP project, claiming it would boost jobs leaking out of the United States. 

14-20 Clinton reportedly gained more votes than Trump 

US Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton allegedly gained 100.000 more votes than her winning rival Donald Trump, though failed to reach 270 elector votes necessary to win. 

As reported earlier, Trump gained 279 elector votes and was announced a president-elect due to specific US electoral model, according to which the winner in a state gets all the local elector votes. 

14-15 Hungarian PM Orban hails Trump victory as 'great news' 

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban congratulated U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.  "What great news. Democracy is still alive," he writes on his Facebook page.

As reported earlier, Orban hailed Trump's radical views on immigration, calling them "vital" for Hungary.

Orban said in July that Trump's plans on migration and foreign policy were "vital" for Hungary, whereas those of rival Democrat Hillary Clinton were "deadly".

14-05 Poland urges Trump to support NATO troops deployment in Eastern Europe

Polish president Andrzej Duda calls on president-elect Donald Trump to promise and deploy troops on NATO's eastern flank amid tensions with Russia.

"Polish-American relations have become an important pillar of the European and transatlantic stability.We are particularly pleased that during this year's NATO Summit in Warsaw the US decided to increase its military presence in Poland, thereby strengthening the Alliance's Eastern flank. We sincerely hope that your leadership will open new opportunities for our cooperation based on mutual commitment," he writes in his congratulation letter.

13-23 Protests against Trump's presidential victory are developing in California and Oregon. People are taking to the streets to voice their displeasure about Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States. 

13-12 Trump will not turn US policy upside down – Polish politician

Trump's Presidency is not a disaster for world politics, Polish politician and Member of the EU Parliament Ryszard Czarnecki said, according to Polskie Radio. Read more

12-35 Global markets and currencies falling down and Russian shares surge as Trump celebrates victory

Dollar and peso show significant decline as Trump are announced an elected U.S. president. USD lost at least 2%, while Mexican currency declined by 13% amid results of the U.S. elections. 

London FTSE 100 index started 2% lower on Tuesday, while StoxxEurope fell by 1.1%. The New York Stock Exchange also reacted with a significant decline, and its website stopped responding due to a probable panic on markets. 


A broker reacts as President-elect Donald Trump shows up on a television screen at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo)

Meanwhile, the Russian dollar-denominated RTS index gets up 1.5%, Reuters reports. 

12-20 Donald Trump is 'just a blunt tweet that started determining lives for billions', says Ukrainian philosopher Volodymyr Yermolenko. 

"It's a sad but a predictable thing. The world in recent decades is a world of returning animal instincts. The mind is nothing, and the instincts, primitive emotions, impulses, memes, grievances, f*ck, gags, etc are everything. When people are aspiring to return the animal within, there is no need to be surprised that the world is ruled by an animal. When people have so much desire to be that predator again, why are we surprised that they want a predator to be their king ? It's the Zootopia, but in reality it's not cartoonish but factual. Trump has just learned this lesson. But many people on this planet have been living under Trump's rules for so long. Even if their predation is contained by their little Facebook page. Trump is nothing but a Facebook account suddenly turning real. It's a tweet that suddenly started determining the fates of billions of people", he writes on his Facebook page

12-00 U.S. ambassadors to the EU and NATO assure no changes in world alliance policies under president Trump 

U.S. ambassadors seek close cooperation would continue following the election of Donald Trump as president, Reuters reports. 

"There's a lot of continuity here", NATO ambassador Douglas Lute told a gathering of European diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Brussels. "NATO has always been a bipartisan venture for the United States. Any U.S. administration is going to realize the importance of U.S.-EU relations. Give it time", he said.

11-15 Mikheil Saakashvili, the resigning governor of Odesa region in Ukraine and former Georgian president, warns about Trump:

I know him for more than 20 years, we are friends. I predicted this carefully. A strong personality with unpredictable politics. We have to be careful and organized more than ever. 


10-58 European Parliament president Martin Shultz makes his statement on Trump victory

The latest campaign wasn't America's finest, so newly elected president must get his nation reunited, claims top UN official. 

10-55 Russia's President Putin greets Trump over elections victory

10-50 Breaking: Poroshenko ready to cooperate with Trump

Read more on the first reaction of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration

10-40 US will remain strong partner of Ukraine – ambassador

No matter who the next commander in chief is, US will continue to support Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch said. Full story

10-30: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen congratulates Donald Trump

France's far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday as he looked set for a shock victory in the U.S. presidential election, Reuters reports.

"Congratulations to the new president of the United States Donald Trump and to the free American people!" she said on Twitter.

Opinion polls show Le Pen likely to win the first round of French presidential elections next year, but lose in the second round to whoever should be her opponent.

10-20: Trump vows to 'deal fairly' with other nations, The Guardian reports in its live coverage of US election results.

Trump describes a "national project of renewal." He says he will gather the best and brightest. "We will double our growth and have the strongest economy in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us."

"I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America's interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone."


Image source: The Guardian

09-40: Hillary Clinton refused to concede the presidential contest early Wednesday even as Donald Trump built a lead in a series of battleground states.

However, Clinton's campaign chair, John Podesta, sent everyone home with "no more to say tonight", promising more updates tomorrow. 

09-20: Results show there is a real possibility that Donald Trump can cross 270 electoral votes in the coming minutes or hours, becoming a president-elect.

Image source: The New York Times


08-40: Republican Donald Trump scored a series of surprising wins in battleground states including Florida, Ohio and  North Carolina on Tuesday, opening a path to the White House and rattling world markets counting on a win by Democrat Hillary Clinton.

With investors worried a Trump victory could cause economic and global uncertainty, the U.S. dollar sank and stock markets slammed into reverse in wild Asian trading. Opinion polls before Election Day had given Clinton a slim lead

With voting completed in 49 of the 50 U.S. states, he also narrowly led in Michigan, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, giving him a clear advantage in the state-by-state fight for 270 Electoral College votes needed to win.

Both candidates still had ways to reach 270, but Clinton would have to sweep most of the remaining battlegrounds including Pennsylvania, Michigan and either Nevada or New Hampshire.


Image source: The Guardian 


04:00 US voters divided: Clinton and Trump go side by side in exit-polls

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