Clinton accepts nomination with "humility," "boundless determination"

Hillary Clinton has accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, setting up a showdown between the former secretary of state and Republican Donald Trump in November elections.

"It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise that I accept your nomination for president of the United States," Clinton said in accepting the nomination at the party convention in Philadelphia.

The former US secretary of state was introduced by her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, who referred to her mother as her hero and described how her 2-year-old daughter likes to FaceTime with her.

Clinton, dressed in a white pantsuit, hugged her daughter and spoke with her briefly before ending the embrace and waving to the crowd, walking across the length of the stage as Rachel Platten's This Is My Fight Song played over the sound system.

The delegates to the convention formally nominated Clinton as the party's candidate on Tuesday in a historic moment that made Clinton the first woman to head a US political party's presidential ticket.

Last update: Fri, 29/07/2016 - 06:50

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