WATCH: Donald Trump wins US election

WATCH: Donald Trump wins US election

Trump will be sworn in as America's 45th president

US President vows to begin 'urgent task of rebuilding our nation'

After a gruelling 18-month election campaign, real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has won the 2016 US elections.

In a shocking turn of events, Trump kept a steady lead against Democrat presidential candidate Hilary Clinton and won 278 electoral votes to her 218.

President-elect Donald Trump vows to serve as a leader for “all Americans” and calls for the country to “bind the wounds of division” after a contentious presidential campaign.

Trump will be sworn into office as the 45th US president on January 20 to succeed Barack Obama, the first African-American president.

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