President Obama has called the Congressional leaders of both the Republican and Democrat parties after his victory, a White House spokesperson said.
The President said the American people want the two sides to work together.
Obama faces a Republican majority in Congress.
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Barack Obama has secured re-election as President on a night of drama in America. Here are the best pictures from election night: