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President Barack Obama wins a second term, defeating Mitt Romney despite dissatisfaction with the economy, while the House of Representatives remains in Republican control and Democrats retain the Senate.
- Obama's full statement on deficit07:45
- Suburban plea for political healing03:14
- Chuck Hagel on Obama's new term04:22
- Obama cries as he speaks to staff01:44
- Can Republicans broaden appeal?03:52
- The challenges facing President Obama02:27
- What next for Mitt Romney?03:04
- Top US Republican on 'fiscal cliff'00:47
- World leaders congratulate Obama02:52
- 'I called Obama to congratulate him'05:33
- Moment US TV called Obama win00:39
- How Mitt Romney's defeat unfolded02:43
- Where did Mitt Romney go wrong?02:52
More than 100,000 Americans petition the White House to allow their states to secede from the US after President Obama's re-election.
Guides and Background
10 ways you know the election is over
One Obama voter on what changed in four years
Polling analysts have last laugh after Obama win
The parallel lives of Obama and Romney, in pictures
The groups that propelled Obama to a second term win
Why does Obama not like sunglasses?
Who would you put in the White House?
Military action will go back on President Obama's agenda
Election that made history for women in US politics
Stephanie Flanders on the US "fiscal cliff"
The Party has four years to regroup and learn
10 other things Americans are voting on
A three-minute explainer on a $2.5bn election
Five fascinating snapshots of past US elections
Obama posts record-breaking victory tweet
Robert Peston on what Obama's win means for UK business
How much stamina does it take to win the US presidency?
How the Latino vote could decide US election