President Barack Obama Defeats Romney to Win Re-election
President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
America’s first black president secured more than the 270 votes in the Electoral College needed to win.
In his victory speech before supporters in Chicago, Mr Obama said he would talk to Mr Romney about where they can work together to move the country forward.
His Democrats also retained their majority in the Senate, which they have held since 2007, while the Republicans kept control of the House of Representatives, which analysts say will likely result in more of the gridlock that characterized Mr Obama’s first term, with the House and the president at loggerheads on most legislation.
In his address, the president challenged his opponents, asking them to work with him, while stating he was returning to the White House “more determined, and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do, and the future that lies ahead.
He also pledged to work with Republican leaders in Congress to reduce the government’s budget deficit, fix the tax code and reform the immigration system.