According to BBC News, Hilary Clinton has clinched the democratic party nomination for US President after reaching the required number of delegates.

The news agency’s tally puts Mrs Clinton on 2,383 – the number needed to become the presumptive nominee.

She reached the threshold with a big win in Puerto Rico and a burst of last-minute support from party insiders called superdelegates, AP said.

She will become the first female nominee for a major US political party.