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US election: What next for Mitt Romney and Republicans?

7 November 2012 Last updated at 10:43 GMT

Republican Mitt Romney has failed to beat his Democrat rival Barack Obama, despite lingering dissatisfaction with the economy.

So where did it go wrong for Mr Romney in the race for the White House? And what does the future hold for the Republican party going forward?

Bridget Kendall reports.