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Barack Obama wins another four year term

Barack Obama wins another four year term

Updated 8 November 2012, 9:55 AEST

Barack Obama has been re-elected as President of the United States of America.

The election billed as potentially one of the closest in the nation's history turned out not to be that close after all, with Mr Obama's Democrats winning 303 electoral college votes compared to 206 for Republican Mitt Romney.

President Obama has a hard road ahead of him, with a sluggish economy that's taking longer than many hoped to bounce back.
 
While he retains control of the Senate, the Republicans will hold their majority in the House.
 
For a better understanding of what the next four years of an Obama Presidency might look like Tracee Hutchison spoke to Tom Switzer from the US Studies Centre at Sydney University.
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
 
Speaker: Tom Switzer from the US Studies Centre at Sydney University.

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