The next United States President will be Donald Trump. The Republican nominee has registered stunning victory over Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party.
This projected victory for the Republican comes after a handful of swings in the states, despite Hillary Clinton having been on the leading edge for several months.
The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset.
As the projections towards his victory continue to become more apparent, the global markets are already registering lows. Dow is set to open at a down of 800 points.
Donald Trump’s projected victory comes after having won in Wisconsin that gave him an advantage over 270 out of 538 electoral college votes that are required for on one to be crowned the US President.
At a rally in New York, the president elect said that Hillary Clinton had just called to congratulate him over his victory.
“Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.”
He added: “It is time for us to come together as one united people.”
In describing his victory, the former reality TV star, real estate tycoon and newcomer in the political world said that registering the victory was not an easy job.
So far, Donald Trump has won 28 states, breaking Hillary Clinton’s firewall in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. These are states that have not voted for any Republican presidential hopeful since 1988 and 184 respectively.
Mr. Trump also became victorious in Lowa, a state that has never voted for any Republican since 2004.
As at the time of posting this, Clinton had only registered victory in 18 US states and the District of Columbia.