Buttigieg quits US presidential race

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana is set to quit US Presidential race, less than 48 hours to Super Tuesday.

The openly gay candidate is bowing out, according to multiple media reports because of a disappointing showing in South Carolina, where he ended up fourth with 8.2% of the vote and without winning any delegate.

The once-obscure mayor had started well by snatching Iowa from Bernie Sanders and also coming second in New Hampshire in the democratic race.

On Twitter, he was still canvassing for votes and money in readiness for Super Tuesday.

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