In what analysts said was voting along party lines, the US President Donald Trump has been cleared of charges in his impeachment trial.
Voting ended along the following count in favour of acquittal:
47 – 53
This ended a congressional bid to oust him from office that bitterly divided the US.
The Senate, run by the president’s fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and by 53-47 on obstruction of Congress.
In December, The Democrats charged Mr Trump with pressuring Ukraine to smear a potential White House rival.
Later on this year, November, Trump will be the first impeached president to go for re-election.
Speaking on ZimEye, analyst Wilbert Mukori said the reason why Trump was cleared, is that “voting was along party lines.” WATCH BELOW:
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