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Bernie Sanders officially endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Updated: Jul 12, 2016 22:41 IST

London, July 12 (ANI): Effectively bringing his campaign to an end, Bernie Sanders appeared side-by-side with Hillary Clinton at a joint rally and endorsed her for President, marking reconciliation between the former foes.

According to Guardian, Sanders officially endorsed the former secretary of state in her battle against Donald Trump.

"I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president. I am proud of the campaign we ran here in New Hampshire and across the country. Our campaign won the primaries and caucuses in 22 states and when the roll call of the Democratic national convention is announced, it will show that we won almost 1,900 delegates ... far more than almost anyone thought we could win. I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president." Sanders said.

Praising President Barack Obama for the economic progress made during his two terms, he

Signed off by vowing to go on the road in support of Clinton's presidential bid.

Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in February by a large margin, but has been under pressure to endorse Clinton ever since his already difficult path to the nomination disappeared entirely after the California primary last month. (ANI)