Nikki Haley drops out of presidential race

Nikki Haley has dropped out of the presidental race. It smooths Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination.
Nikki Haley drops out of presidental race

Nikki Haley has pulled out of the U.S. presidential race. Haley is the former South Carolina Governor and was the last remaining serious Republican challenger to Donald Trump.

Haley’s exit paves the way for Trump to lead the Republican Party into the U.S. presidential election in November.

It will mean a repeat of the 2020 Trump v Biden presidential race is now almost certain.

Haley’s exit comes after ‘Super Tuesday’, when Republicans in 15 states voted on their preferred presidential candidate.

The results show Haley will not secure enough support to win her party’s presidential nomination.

In announcing her departure, Haley said she had “no regrets”.

“I said I wanted Americans to have their voices heard. I have done that,” she added.

Nikki Haley drops out

Haley did not endorse Trump as the presidential nominee in her exit speech. She said: “It is now up to Donald Trump to earn the votes of those in our party and beyond it who did not support him.”

With Trump running unopposed, he is on track to secure the presidential nomination at the Republican Party‘s national convention in July.

The Republican’s vice-president nominee will also be formally determined at the convention.

The U.S. election will be held on 5 November.

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