“It is a milestone. For the first time in our history, thanks to you, a woman will be the candidate of a major party.” With these words, Hillary Clinton triumphantly proclaimed that she won the Democratic nomination to the White House. “Tonight, we crown a remarkable journey – Clinton said, referring to the ‘800 pioneer movement -. We owe so much to those who came before us and this night belongs to you in the first place.” The former first lady called for party unity, hoping that Sanders waivers, and harshly attacked Donald Trump who will be her Republican rival in November.
Former secretary of state won the Democratic primary elections in New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota. Bernie Sanders won in North Dakota and Montana. California results have not been confirmed yet. The latter State will awards as many as 546 delegates and both candidates, Sanders and Clinton, have desperately to win there. A victory of the Vermont senator in California may give him more political power in the July Convention, but it will hardly give him a real opportunity to claim the nomination. It is unlikely that the super delegates, most of whom support Clinton, will change their vote before the Convention.
U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Clinton on her “inspiring” election campaign and thanked her rival, Sanders, for having motivated millions of Americans. “President Obama has called Secretary (of State) Clinton and Senator Sanders tonight. The President congratulated both candidates for conducting inspiring campaigns, which motivated the Democrats”, according to a statement of the White House press office. Regarding Clinton, Washington says that “her historic campaign has inspired millions of people and is an extension of her life dedicated to fighting for middle class families and children.”