Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama became first black man to win the US presidency

Democrat candidate Barack Obama became the first black man elected Tuesday as the 44th president of the United States, writing a remarkable new chapter in American history with a campaign built on the theme of hope.

The Hawaiian-born son of a man from Kenya and woman from Kansas, whose promise of "change" inspired American claimed to shatter the last racial ceiling in US politics as the minority being elected leader is unthinkable.

Obama garnered 338 against McCain's 163 of the 538 Electoral College votes. He won 62 million voters (52 percent), while McCain has 55 million voters (47 percent).

Obama's historic inauguration will complete a stunning ascent to the pinnacle of US and global politics from national obscurity just four years ago and close an eight-year era of turbulence under President George W Bush.

His presidency victory would bring in a more inclusive; internationally cooperative US approach herald a balanced, and solving the Global Financial Turmoil have yet to be seen.

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