OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

WASHINGTON.—Against all odds, Republican candidate Donald Trump won the November 8 Presidential election in the United States, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton, who was identified as the favorite in polls prior to the vote.

After a campaign marked by scandals in both camps and accusations of the two main candidates, the U.S. electorate showed itself to be strongly divided given the options available: a career politician representing a continuation of the Obama administration, or a magnate who broke onto the scene with his rhetoric bashing immigrants and women.

According to analysts, Trump achieved the surprising victory thanks to the votes of millions of U.S. citizens, the majority white and living in rural areas, who are disenchanted with the country's direction and traditional Washington politicians.

Trump will assume the Presidency January 20, 2017, and will have at his disposal a Congress dominated by Republicans in both the House and Senate.