Donald Trump has become the 45th president of the United States

Republican Donald Trump has shocked the United States and the whole world by defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in the United States presidential election last Tuesday. With the massive support of white Americans unhappy with the political and economic elites of the country, Trump broke the probe’s forecasts and achieved a victory that pushes his country into the unknown.

He has obtained 289 delegates (19 more than needed), versus the 218 that Hillary Clinton has achieved. Trump has taken away the rural vote while Clinton the one of the great urban nuclei. In addition, Republicans maintain the control of the Congress and the Senate, which will make it easy for Trump to govern.

The elected president, who will swear office in January 20, praised Clinton and said in his victory speech in New Yorkt that it is time to heal the country’s divisions. The current president, Barack Obama, has already called on Trump to congratulate him and invite him to the White House on Thursday to begin the transition into office. Hillary Clinton, however, did not give the traditional speech of defeat, and congratulated Trump with a phone call.

The world was hoping to see the first woman in the US presidency after having an African-American president. But the unexpected happened. The arrival of Donald Trump to the White House may definitely mean a break with some democratic traditions of the USA, such as respect for minorities. The victory of the Republican candidate leaves a fractured and frightened society, which he has promised to start rebuilding. And, as for international relations, with Donald Trump as the most powerful man in the world, the least we can say is that the world has entered a period of ever greater uncertainty.

US Presidential Elections

The next president of the US will have a lot to answer for: racial violence, police brutality, wars in the Middle East…

 Today, February 1s,t is the Iowa Caucus, an important landmark on the election campaigns because it is the first real test with everyday voters and normally represents what the overall opinions in the rest of the country will be.

The current frontrunner for the Democratic Party is former Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton. She has been trying for Presidency for several times now, but this year she has an up and coming opponent who is consistently winning support, Senator Bernie Sanders. He has a long history of activism and supports ideals like free healthcare. Furthermore, he is a supporter of social movements such as Black Lives Matter which has given him high popularity between minorities and young people.

Meanwhile, for the Republican Party it looks like there is only one option, Donald Trump. The businessman decided to run for president and has fueled his campaign with racist, xenophobic and even fascistic slogans and ideas while saying he would “make America great again”, which has made him earn the support of a surprisingly big part of the population, who do not question whether his policies are built on logical ideas or not. The second runner for the Republican Party is Ted Cruz, but with the wide gap between frontrunner Trump and him he does not have many chances.