Hillary Clinton becomes first woman US Presidential candidate

File photo of Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton has made history by clinching the Democratic White House nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major party in the US Presidential race.

Clinton, who has been Secretary of State, First Lady and Senator from New York, secured her nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia after a majority of the 4,764 party delegates formally backed her.

Hillary Clinton is first woman candidate in US history.

Hillary Clinton is first woman candidate in US history.

Her rival from the primaries, Bernie Sanders moved a resolution for her nomination when the roll call got to his home state of Vermont – sending out a vital message of unity for a party struck by deep divisions.

Moments later, the Democratic delegates nominated Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate, setting up a high-stakes showdown with Republican Donald Trump.

Clinton’s nomination was proposed by Congresswoman Barbara A Mikulski, the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate, and the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Committee on Appropriations.

After clinching the nomination, sixty-eight-year old Clinton tweeted one word: History.

She will accept the nomination in a speech tomorrow. The US Presidential elections are scheduled to take place on 8th of November this year.

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