Live: American 2016 election aftermath

 

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Google’s breakdown of the election.

Donald Trump has been elected as the President of the United States and pledges ‘to do a great job’ in his new position. Join us live as we report the reactions from around the globe.

10:26

World leaders send Trump their congratulations.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has commended Donald Trump on his triumph following the presidential elections.

The president of Russia Vladimir Putin has sent Trump a telegram today. Russian media reports Putin hopes for both men to work together on improving US-Russian relations.

10:41 

Scotland’s First Minister releases her statement on the result.

Nicola Sturgeon discusses the outcome of the election and ensures ‘the ties that bind Scotland and the US… are deep and longstanding and they will always endure.’

 

11:00 

Obama calls Trump

ABC News reports Donald Trump and President Obama have spoken via telephone and will meet soon.

11:18 

Stocks, dollar and peso begin to steady this morning.

Having plunged throughout the night, world stocks, the U.S dollar and Mexican peso have started to rebalance following Donald Trump’s winning speech.

11:32

Wall Street predicted to plummet in three hours once trading commences. 

Investors fear Trump’s success will result in worldwide economic and trade chaos. The Dow Jones industrial average is anticipated to drop by over 374 points.

12:00

Iranian president criticises US integrity. 

Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran, has retaliated to the president-elect Trump by stating the win would not alter the United States’ credibility within “the international community” as it has already “diminished”.

12:35

Donald Trump updates his Twitter bio.

Finishing with 276 electoral votes over Clinton, Trump has made it Twitter official by updating his bio to say ‘president-elect of the United States.’

 

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13:00

Hillary Clinton is set to speak in New York today.

Reuters has reported runner-up Hillary Clinton is set to carry out her concession speech at 9:30am EST in New York.

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