Donald Trump won the New Hampshire presidential primary, establishing himself on the Republican presidential ticket and moving closer to a new race against President Joe Biden.
Projections of the American network gave Trump a victory over the former governor of South Carolina and former ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who was the last popular candidate after the departure of Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida.
Estimates from various American media put Trump with a preference of around 53 percent, while Haley is placed at around 45 percent.
Haley congratulated Trump on his victory in New Hampshire, although he did not end his election career.
“New Hampshire is the first (primary) in the country, but not the last,” he said in a speech delivered shortly after the nation’s top networks declared his only opponent in that race the winner.
After last week’s victory in Iowa and today’s in New Hampshire, Trump is the first Republican presidential candidate to win both states since they topped the election calendar.
Specialists consider that the victories show that the Republicans are closing ranks to make him a candidate for a third consecutive election.
For his part, President Joe Biden won the Democratic primary election in New Hampshire, although he was not officially on the ballot.
With the lowest percentage checked, the media projected his victory.
Controversy erupted in the Democratic Party after they decided to break a century-old tradition and begin their election season in South Carolina on February 3.
New Hampshire law requires holding the “first” primaries in the country, and as a result, the vote is still held.
Although the Democratic National Committee will not recognize it and the main candidate, Biden, is not on the ballot, there is a campaign for voters to put his name on the ballot.