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    Hillary Clinton's Defeat in US Election Means 'Her Political Career is Over'

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    The Democrats admitted the "painful" defeat in the United States presidential election, but it took Hillary Clinton some time to muster up her strength and deliver a speech before her supporters. Political analyst Pavel Svyatenkov told Radio Sputnik that her political career is now over.

    On Tuesday, Republican candidate Donald Trump secured an unexpected victory in the election with 290 electoral votes against his rival Hillary Clinton's 232. At the same time, Hillary Clinton had nearly 60 million votes against almost 59.7 votes for Trump.

    The Democrats admitted the defeat. Hillary Clinton ended her campaign saying it is "painful and will be for a long time." However, it took her sometime to brace up and deliver a speech before her supporters.

    "Donald Trump is going to be our president. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans," she said in her concession speech.

    According to Russian political analyst Pavel Svyatenkov, Hillary Clinton was not ready to lose.

    "Polls were in favor of Hillary Clinton. Despite the fact that she called Trump to congratulate him, her concession speech came several hours later. It seems that she needed some time to brace up after the most severe defeat of her life. She was not ready for this," the expert told Radio Sputnik.

    He added that rumors circulated that Hillary Clinton’s electoral campaign even ordered fireworks in New York in advance to celebrate her victory. However, it was cancelled a day before the vote.

    "Both the delay with her concession speech and the situation with fireworks show that she was shocked by her defeat," Svyatenkov said.

    Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost in electoral votes, he added. A similar situation happened during the 2000 presidential election when Al Gore lost the electoral vote to George W. Bush.

    "After his defeat, Gore has been a prominent environmental activist and received a Nobel Peace Prize. Hillary Clinton suffered a severe defeat. She lost almost the entire country to Trump, except for some major states. I guess she would receive some kind of a consolation prize from the American elite. It may be a Nobel Prize or an honorary office in an international organization. However, her political career is likely to be over soon," the analyst pointed out.

    "At the next election, she will be 74, so she may not decide to run a presidential campaign. Possibly, she will turn to some public activity," Svyatenkov added.

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