November 4, 2008: Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the US | News

Nov 04, 2018, 04:00 ISTSource: TNN

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician, served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. In October 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for the post of President of the United States. On November 4, Obama won the presidency with 365 electoral votes (52.9%) to 173 (45.7%) received by McCain. He delivered his victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park in front of his supporters.

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