Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Fiji Times
Update: 4:22PM Democratic Senator Barack Obama has been elected the first black President to lead the United States of America.
Mr Obama was elected President on projected electoral college votes and winning key battleground states, according to BBC News.
The Democrats have secured a total of 47 seats in the Senate with Republican sealing 33 and the Independents taking two seats.
The Democrats again led in the House of Representatives with 42 seats, Republicans securing 21.
The final result is yet to be announced as counting for few states continues.
SV congratulates President-elect, Barack Obama. Well done, it’s been a long journey.
McCain conceding defeat says…
“I pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.
Today, I was a candidate for the highest office in the country I love so much, and tonight, I remain her servant”
The American people have spoken… and they have spoken clearly.
We don’t hide from history, we make history”
Obama : Yes We Can and Yes We Did!
McCain : So Gracious in Defeat
Can Fiji find her strength in these turbulent times, from these inspirational world leaders?