US Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders thanked his opponent Hillary Clinton during his victory speech after winning the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday (9 February). "Secretary Clinton called and was very gracious in her congratulations, I thank her for her call and I congratulate her and her supporters for the vigorous campaign they ran in New Hampshire," Sanders said.

Sanders told his supporters that his campaign would carry on with momentum and energy in the next primaries, calling his performance in Iowa and New Hampshire, "not short of a revolution".

"Together we have sent a message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California. And that is that the government of our great country belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super Pacs," Sanders said.

Sanders, who describes himself as a "democratic socialist," has called for eradicating income inequality, breaking up the big banks and providing free college tuition.