Donald Trump’s election victory came as a surprise to almost all commentators and pollsters. So how did it happen? What were the electoral factors that led to success and what does his shock victory signal for democratic political systems? In this audio Tendayi Bloom asks Richard Heffernan and Agnes Czajka to reflect on how Trump was able to win the 2016 presidential election, how the US electoral system operates and the questions it raises for representative democratic systems more widely.
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