Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump and congratulated him on his victory in the US presidential election
The candidate in US presidents from Democratic party Hillary Clinton called his opponent, Republican Donald Trump and congratulated him on his election victory, according to CNN , citing its sources. According to the latest information, trump has garnered 288 votes of the electors (if needed to win 270), winning in 29 States.
The counting of votes is still ongoing and final results are not yet announced, but it is obvious that radically will change nothing: it is what many people did not believe Donald trump is elected as the new President of the United States.
Previously, Hillary Clinton has canceled a speech to his supporters. Campaign Manager John Podesta thanked those who supported Clinton, and asked them to go home and wait for the debriefing. However, he assured that the fight is not over and we must wait until every vote is counted, according to Reuters.
During the whole time of counting of votes remained a dramatic confrontation between Clinton and trump. And if the polls showed a slight preference for Clinton (for it gave voice to 2-5% more voters than trump), then shortly after the start of counting of the ballots, the leadership of billionaire began to grow steadily.
The most tense situation in the first hours of the announcement of the results happened in Florida. Then, between trump and Clinton in a fierce fight in several key States, and commentators are talking about a possible victory of the billionaire. After Clinton scored 215 electoral votes, winning in 18 States, the result ceased to change, and trump, by contrast, continued to increase results, occupying first place in one state after another.
It is noteworthy that the US is already tied victory trump allegedly made attempts of Russian authorities to influence the elections in the United States. Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul wrote in his Twitterthat “Putin has interfered in our elections and succeeded. Well done.” The word “good” the ex-Ambassador wrote in Russian. However, a few minutes after publishing this post was deleted.
The incident with the disappearance of the tweet already has ironically commented the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. “First, the Obama administration appointed these “Makhalov” in responsible positions and entrusted to them the management of not only their country, but many vassal States, and then, when the situation became a stalemate, started to shout that Moscow was to blame,” wrote Zakharova in Facebook.
Meanwhile, global stock markets responded to events in the United States. Global stock indices fell even before it became obvious victory for trump. So, futures for the major stock indexes of USA by Wednesday morning Moscow time have decreased in the range of 3-4%. The Dow Jones fell by 3.5% (650 points), the S&P 500 by 4.26%, the Nasdaq 4.1%. At the opening of the exchanges in Asia 2.5% decrease in indexes the Asia Dow, Nikkei and Hang Seng.
Cost of January futures for barrel of oil of mark Brent fell by $ 1.5, to 44.6 dollar. The price of the December futures contracts of WTI crude oil during trading on the new York Mercantile exchange (NYMEX) decreased by 3% to $ 43,60 per barrel.