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Hillary nominated as Presidential candidate

Hillary nominated as Presidential candidate

The Democratic Party has made history by nominating Hillary Clinton to run for US president as the first woman to head a major party's presidential ticket.

Speaking via video link from New York after her nomination on Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton told the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that she was honoured to have been chosen as the party's nominee.

"I am so happy. It's been a great day and night. What an incredible honour that you have given me. And I can't believe that we've just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet. Thanks to you and everyone who has fought so hard to make this possible," she said.

"And if there are any little girls out there, who have stayed up late to watch, let me just say: I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next."

Earlier, first Lady - Michelle Obama, Clinton's primary rival - Bernie Sanders and Clinton's husband and former President - Bill Clinton declared their backing for Hillary.

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