The people of the United States have voted and the new US President is Donald Trump. While it’s still too early to tell the final outcomes we outline some of the global expectations and implications of this result.
The legislative branch of the US Government is the Congress and is made of two parts: the US Senate and the US House of Representatives. Each state has two US Senators and at least one US Representative; the more residents a state has, the more US Representatives it is allowed. There are 100 US Senators and 435 US Representatives.
The US’s complicated system makes election night a race to secure a majority from the 538 votes in the electoral college, a body of people who represent the states of the US.
The big question beyond the presidency is what will happen in the Republican-controlled Congress. Mr Trump has not hitherto enjoyed absolute support of his Republican party, and it remains to be seen whether his big policies will survive Congress or be diluted or even shelved.
The campaign has been divisive and at times filled with bitter criticism and malice between the candidates. It seems clear that the winners and losers will continue to argue long after the declared election result.
The impacts of the election are sure to be far and wide. We outline some of the influence on politics; trade; markets; and interest rates: