"What happened in Karnataka yesterday was a win for democracy.

Rahul Gandhi met Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot and K C Venugopal — the AICC minder for Karnataka — on the morning of May 14, a day before counting.

It was decided that the party should unconditionally offer its support to the JD(S) if it falls well short of the half-way mark.

DK Shivakumar indicated that though the future of the alliance in Karnataka was fraught with challenges, both parties would work together to keep the BJP at bay, with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

A section of the media reported that the coalition partners have struck an agreement by the virtue of which, leaders from both the parties shall be able to occupy the CM's designation in the state on a rotational period of thirty months each.

The elections were held in the states of Goa, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur.

While the elections were held in a single phase in Goa, Uttarakhand and Punjab, they were held in two phases in Manipur and in seven phases in Uttar Pradesh.

The live update of assembly election result 2017 would be available from the morning, when the counting begins, till the end of the day.

Update: Hillary Clinton won Minnesota, increasing her electoral vote total to 228.

Donald Trump won the election with 289 electoral votes. 10, Michigan and New Hampshire had not yet announced a winner.