US Republican Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton to win the election that will make him the 45th President of the United States.
Trump won the race with 56,897,955 popular votes and 276 electoral votes, compared with 55,877,015 popular votes and 218 electoral votes for Clinton.
Crucial for Trump were wins in the 'swing states' Ohio, North Carolina and Florida. 'Swing states' are states that don't consistently vote for any of the two major parties.
Trump declared victory before a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters, pledging to help unite the country after his rancorous battle with Clinton.
"Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division," Trump said at the Midtown Hilton in New York City. "I say it is time for us to come together as one united people." He congratulated Clinton on a "very, very hard-fought campaign."
He also said Hillary Clinton had called him to concede the race. "Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country,” he said. "I mean that very sincerely.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Donald Trump on being elected as US President, saying he looks forward to working with him closely to take India-US ties to a new height.
"Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on being elected as the 45th US President," Modi said in a tweet.
"We look forward to working with you closely to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height," the Prime Minister said.
Trump will be sworn in on January 20, 2017.