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Haley clinches her first Republican primary win in District of Columbia — leading media

Nikki Haley won a total of 43 delegates, while Donald Trump has so far amassed 244 delegates

WASHINGTON, March 4. /TASS/. Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley won her first victory in the Republican primary in the nominating contests ahead of November’s presidential election.

With about 99% of the vote counted, Haley won the District of Columbia 63% on Sunday, according to the Associated Press, The Washington Post and The New York Times, as well as ABC and CNN television channels and other leading US media outlets, beating ex-US President Donald Trump with 33%.

The win gave Haley her first victory in the election race as she won a total of 43 delegates, while Trump has so far amassed 244 delegates. According to a number of media outlets, the former president will collect enough votes for the GOP nomination as early as by March 12.

The United States will hold its next presidential election on November 5. The incumbent US president, Democrat Joe Biden, and Republican Trump are both running in primary elections for their respective parties’ nominations to be on the November ballot.