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Republican's candidate Donald Trump leads the US presidential election after securing 264 electoral against 215 electoral won by Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s Republic party has already taken control of the US House of representatives with 227 seats. In the US senate, the Republicans are leading with 49 votes against 47 votes of Democrats.

According to BBC, Trump has won Florida, Ohio, Iowa and North Carolina, while Clinton took Virginia and Nevada. New Hampshire, Michigan and Wisconsin, considered as Clinton stronghold, are deadlocked, too.

Trump's Ohio win was a big boost to him, as no Republican has ever taken the White House without winning the Midwestern bellwether. Iowa last voted for a Republican in 2004.

Clinton supporters were seen crying and staring stony-faced at the big screens showing election results.

Foreign media further said two top Democrats in Wisconsin had told they have scoured precincts across the state "and see nothing to turn this around."

“At this hour, we know very little about what Clinton herself is doing. She is with her husband and daughter, one aide said, and only a handful of aides in another room. She's been watching the returns and top aides have briefed her on the uphill climb across the Rust Belt. She's also been preparing her speech -- and one aide says there seems little reason she wouldn't give it tonight, but nothing will happen until the path is "completely closed,” they said.

"There will be plenty of time for finger pointing, but none tonight," a senior Democrat close to the campaign said.

Meanwhile, the New York Times said the reaction to the prospect of a Trump presidency rippled across the globe, with financial markets abroad falling as American television networks raised the prospect that Clinton might lose.

Asian markets were trading sharply lower, down around two percentage points.  Meanwhile, the US dollar and Mexican peso had plummeted.

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  • ravin Wednesday, 09 November 2016 10:20 AM

    At least some relief for world peace.

    Jude Wednesday, 09 November 2016 10:41 AM

    As far as I know, in recent memory!!! it's the first time Non-career politician going to become president of America and that is non other than Donald J. Trump, yeah , President elect?!!!!!??

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 09 November 2016 10:51 AM

    Let him triumph. There has been coconut dashing and candle lighting to invoke blessings on Hillary Clinton by LTTE leaned Tamil politicos' in North.

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 09 November 2016 10:52 AM

    Now it is 244/209 in favour of Trump.

    Kaboos Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:21 AM

    Donald Trump going to trump US election

    Dr Drake Thursday, 10 November 2016 01:16 PM

    Jesus: You nicely cracked a joke. well done Ah!

    Thanos Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:35 AM

    I am not a fan of trump at all but if Clinton loses the LTTE diaspora just lost its biggest ally. There will also be implications for the MS-RW govt since they were heavily pro-democrat.

    Hiran Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:51 AM

    It seems, this is going to be bad news for LTTE sympathizers. Also, it is no secret Hillary’s love for LTTE.

    Saman Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:57 AM

    Election was very similar to ours. All the media, hype, power was behind the ruling party but people voted against all. Hope Trump go all the way.

    sobers Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:29 PM

    Weather Trump wins or Hilary wins, sri lanka will always go with the begging bowl.

    katus Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:31 PM

    Where are our coconut dashers and candle lighters.Eventually non politician have won the US election. Sir Donald Trump no war please.

    KaluSudha Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:49 PM

    ""Think Big"" Donald Trump

    mike Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:51 PM

    well said. we need a leader with guts. not a LTTE supporter like Hilary who accepted their cash. congrats to mr.Trump

    BV Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:51 PM

    OUR ASTRLOGGERS ARE IN A SOUP ONCE AGAIN AS ALL PREDICTIONS WERE IN FAVOUR OF MRS.CLINTON. via DM Android App

    DG Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:56 PM

    Very true.Media and forecasters could not read the minds of people.

    Dr Drake Wednesday, 09 November 2016 01:03 PM

    The result reflects how bad Americans want get rid of Islamic terrorism.

    Joseph Wednesday, 09 November 2016 01:04 PM

    Well as I understand the Americans have no faith in women to run the county

    Jesus Thursday, 10 November 2016 03:59 PM

    Jesus loves joking with a ill literate joker

    kaboos Wednesday, 09 November 2016 01:55 PM

    Chinese monkey predicted correctly

    Dr Drake Wednesday, 09 November 2016 02:01 PM

    America Knows That No Woman No Cry!

    RM Wednesday, 09 November 2016 03:18 PM

    OUR ASTRLOGGERS MAY NOW SAY THE BIRTH TIMES WERE WRONG OR WILL THEY SAY THE PLANETS MADE A U TURN AND TRAVELLED A DIFFERENT WAY?

    Jesus Wednesday, 09 November 2016 03:20 PM

    There is no Islamic terrorist in this world , there is only romon Catholic and the Jews who Cristian's have to fear


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