- Title: US expats in Mexico anxiously wait U.S election results
- Date: 9th November 2016
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 08, 2016) (REUTERS) WOMAN WEARING HILLARY SHIRT WALKING INTO BAR AND CHEERING US FLAG PEOPLE IN BAR BANNER WITH CLINTON AND TRUMP'S NAMES ON IT VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT BAR LOGO FOR US ELECTION EVENT AT BAR US CITIZEN AT BAR EVENT HOST SPEAKING INTO MICROPHONE SIGN WITH PRICES FOR ELECTION SOUVENIRS HILLARY SHIRTS ON SALE PEOPLE ARRIVING AT BAR PEOPLE GATHERED AROUND MONITOR WITH ELECTION RESULTS (SOUNDBITE) (English) US CITIZEN, ISABEL DUQUE, SAYING: "This is a historical moment for the United States because a lady president will be in power, because I believe in her because I'm a woman and I'm also sharing the same values that she represents." PEOPLE AT BAR (SOUNDBITE) (English) US CITIZEN, JULIE GULIANO, SAYING: "I think we're just as nervous here as they are in the United States. We're very nervous we want it to be over and we want her to win." PEOPLE AT BAR PEOPLE STICKING THEIR HEADS IN CUT OUTS OF CANDIDATES AT BAR PEOPLE AT BAR WITH CUT OUTS
- Embargoed: 24th November 2016 03:51
- Keywords: US election expats Mexico bar Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00157Q1OIT
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: US expats gathered at an American-themed bar in Mexico City on Tuesday (November 08) to watch the results of presidential elections roll in, with an increasingly tight result in the vote unnerving some.
Republican Donald Trump held slight leads in the vital battleground states of Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio, clinging to a narrow advantage over Democrat Hillary Clinton in key states that could decide their race for the White House.
With voting completed in more than two-thirds of the 50 U.S. states, the race was too close to call in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia, leaving the race for the White House on a knife's edge.
US citizen Isabel Duque is backing Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.
"This is a historical moment for the United States because a lady president will be in power, because I believe in her because I'm a woman and I'm also sharing the same values that she represents," she said.
US citizens in Mexico are largely Clinton supporters. American, Julie Guliano, said she was nervous over the results.
"I think we're just as nervous here as they are in the United States. We're very nervous we want it to be over and we want her to win," she added.
As of 9:30 p.m. EST (2.30 a.m. GMT), Trump had 133 electoral votes to Clinton's 104.
Clinton is seen by financial markets as more likely to ensure financial and political stability and as the early election results showed a close battle, the U.S. dollar skidded in wild Asian trade on Wednesday.
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