New Hampshire win shows people want `real change`: Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders on Tuesday gave a triumphant victory speech after defeating Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire`s Democratic presidential primary, saying the win showed that voters were seeking "real change."

AFP| Updated: Feb 10, 2016, 10:06 AM IST
New Hampshire win shows people want `real change`: Bernie Sanders
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles and waves to the crowd at his primary night rally on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire: Bernie Sanders on Tuesday gave a triumphant victory speech after defeating Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire`s Democratic presidential primary, saying the win showed that voters were seeking "real change."

"What the people here have said is that given the enormous crises facing our country, it is just too late for the same old, same old establishment politics and establishment economics," Sanders told supporters at his headquarters in Concord.

"The people want real change," he said to cheers and applause.

The 74-year-old US senator from neighboring Vermont congratulated Clinton on her "vigorous" campaign, and said he hoped the pair would continue to "wage a strong issue-oriented campaign and bring new people into the political process."

But he said the overall goal needed to be to "unite the party" and keep Republicans from seizing the White House in 2016.

US networks all projected a big win for Sanders over the 68-year-old Clinton, who is seeking to become America`s first female president.