June 07, 2016 (LBO) – Former New York Senator and US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has obtained the number of delegates needed to seal the Democratic nomination for US presidential election.
Clinton has secured the 2,383 delegates needed to become the Democratic Party nominee with the crucial victory in Puerto Rico at the weekend.
As per the latest media reports she has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses while Sanders has 1,521.
Reports further said that Clinton also has the support of 571 super delegates, compared to 48 for Sanders.
With the decisive victory in Puerto Rico, she has become the first female nominee for a major US political party in the country’s 240-year history.