To win, you had to enlist the support of least 270 voters.
Obama rival, Senator John McCain conceded defeat and congratulated Obama on his victory.
McCain: "A couple of minutes I had the honor to reverse call Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him on his election as president of the country that we both love"
Barack Obama spoke to supporters in Chicago:
Obama: "Now, thanks to the fact that we did today, in today’s election, at this defining moment — change came to America. "
Polling stations closed and 8 pm Minsk time.
The inauguration of the new president on 20 January 2009.
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