Trump wins Super Tuesday primary in Virginia

With a victory in the presidential primary in the state of Virginia, former US President Donald Trump achieved his first success on “Super Tuesday”. According to US media, the Republican prevailed against his intra-party rival Nikki Haley in the state in the eastern United States on Tuesday. Virginia was the first state where a result was determined.

The opposition Republicans held primaries in 15 states on this “Super Tuesday” and decided on more than a third of the delegates who will ultimately elect the party's presidential candidate. Further results were expected in the coming hours.

Trump went into election day as the overwhelming favorite: The 77-year-old right-wing populist had won all primaries before Super Tuesday with the exception of the vote in the capital Washington DC. Before the super primary day, he had 276 delegates, while his last remaining rival Haley only had 43 delegates.

If the former US ambassador to the United Nations and ex-governor of the state of South Carolina does not achieve any major successes on Tuesday, she is likely to drop out of the race soon. This would de facto confirm Trump's renewed candidacy for president – and thus a new duel with Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election on November 5th.