Obama is back! Wins in Mississippi primary

Barack Obama has beaten rival Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic primary election in the state of Mississippi.

Obama polled strongly among African-American voters, winning 59% of the vote to Mrs Clinton’s 39% with most of the votes counted.

The result is not decisive but boosts his lead in terms of delegates at the August convention where the party will choose its White House candidate.

The positions now stand at:

BARACK OBAMA: 1,579 delegates
Total states won: 25

HILLARY CLINTON: 1,473 delagates
Total states won: 16

Delegates needed to secure nomination: 2,025.
Source: AP at 1215 GMT 11 March

(News from news.bbc.co.uk and the video shows Obama’s historical speech in 2004 at Democratic National Convention)


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