Wednesday, July 20 2016 11:10 EEST
Donald Trump captured the 2016 Republican presidential nomination
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13 months after launching an improbable bid for the White House, Trump captures Republican nomination

Trump captures Republican nomination on Tuesday, having vanquished 16 party rivals, warred with much of its establishment and provoked controversy at every turn, according to Unian.

Trump won with 1,725 delegates, followed by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas with 475 delegates, Ohio Governor John Kasich with 120 and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida with 114. Three other candidates emerged with a total of 12 delegates.

The convention by voice vote nominated Indiana Governor Mike Pence, 57, Trump's choice for his vice presidential running mate.

As reported earlier by, Trump won’t call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces. 

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