Obama relected US president in historic win: networks

AFP , Wednesday 7 Nov 2012

US President Barack Obama is re-election for a second four-year term after beating his Republican rival Mitt Romney

Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer the news of the president's apparent re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

US President Barack Obama was re-elected Tuesday, television networks projected -- only the second time in several decades that a Democrat has won a second term in the White House.

Crowds went wild across the country as all the major US television networks projected that Obama would win at least 274 electoral votes -- enough to defeat his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

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