• Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. (AAP)
Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States.
Source:
AAP
9 Nov 2016 - 6:48 PM 

Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, as voters eager to shake up the nation's political establishment elected the billionaire businessman to lead the country.

An unexpected Republican nominee, Trump rode a wave of support from voters seeking change and willing to accept a candidate loose with facts and accused of sexual misconduct.

In a victory that has rattled financial markets worldwide, he upset Democrat Hillary Clinton, who would have become the first woman to serve in the Oval Office.