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- Clinton wins Democratic nomination
Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic Party nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, according to AP.The news agency’s tally puts Mrs Clinton on 2,383 – the number needed to make her the presumptive nominee.Hillary ClintonMrs Clinton will become the first female nominee for a major US political party.Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, her rival for the nomination, said he intended to stay in the race until the party’s convention in July.Mrs Clinton reached the threshold with a big win in Puerto Rico and a burst of last-minute support from party insiders called superdelegates, AP said.At an appearance in Long Beach, California, shortly after the news broke, she said: “We are on the brink of a historic and unprecedented moment but we still have work to do.“We have six elections tomorrow and we’re gonna fight hard for every single vote, especially right here in California.”Delegates pledge their support for a candidate ahead of the convention but do not vote for them until the convention itself.The nominee for either party is not officially named until the parties’ respective conventions.(BBC)
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