Hillary Clinton has been declared the U.S. Democratic party presidential nominee, making her the first woman in history to lead a major party’s bid for the White House.

The declaration that Clinton had won the support of the 2,383 delegates needed to clinch the nomination came from the Associated Press late on Monday, before voting was due to commence in primaries in California and five other states.

On Tuesday, Clinton secured the endorsement of House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi of California and, according to US media reports, aides to Barack Obama are in discussion with her campaign with a view to have the President formally declare his backing for her soon.

He is understood to have called Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s Democratic opponent on Sunday to inform him.


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