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Over 115 mn people posted on Facebook on US election day


(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on November 08, 2016 shows US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Tampa, Florida on November 5, 2016 and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Allendale, Michigan on November 7, 2016. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were running neck and neck Tuesday in early results as polling stations closed in the eastern United States, with the world waiting anxiously to see who will win the historic White House clash. A deeply divided electorate of about 200 million Americans were asked to make a momentous choice between electing the nation's first woman president, or handing the reins of power to a billionaire populist who has upended US politics with his improbable outsider campaign. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN AND Brendan Smialowski

New York: Even as Donald Trump stunned the world by winning the US Presidential election, millions of people on Facebook posted their reactions in the form of Likes, comments and videos globally.

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According to Facebook, 115.3 million people on Facebook worldwide generated 716.3 million likes, posts, comments and shares related on November 8.

There were 643 million views of election-related videos on the social networking platform.

At his victory rally, Trump called for national reconciliation, saying: “It is time for us to come together as one united people.”

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He offered his “pledge to every citizen of the country” to work for them and said he would seek from those who were critical of him their “guidance and help so we can unify our country”.

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Trump spoke of Clinton’s hard work in her campaign and declared she was owed “a major debt of gratitude for her service to the nation”.