Date: 9 November 2016 13:46
Baku, November 9, AZERTAC
Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to BBC.
The Republican nominee's projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton.
The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset.
Global markets plummeted, with the Dow set to open 800 points down.
Mr Trump's victory in Wisconsin put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college votes needed to win the White House.
Mr Trump has so far won 28 US states, smashing into Mrs Clinton's vaunted electoral firewall in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states that have not supported a Republican presidential candidate since 1988 and 1984 respectively.
He also won Iowa, which has not elected a Republican since 2004.
Mrs Clinton, 69, has only notched up victories in 18 US states and the District of Columbia.