President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
America's first black president secured the 270 votes in the electoral college needed to win the race. In his victory speech before supporters in Chicago, Mr Obama said he would talk to Mr Romney about "where we can work together to move this country forward".
Mr Obama prevailed despite lingering dissatisfaction with the economy and a well-funded challenge by Mr Romney. His Democrats also retained control of the Senate, which they have held since 2007, while Republicans kept control of the House
With Florida's 29 electoral votes still undecided, Mr Obama won 303 electoral votes to Mr Romney's 206. - BBC