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  • Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts on stage as his wife Melania looks on at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Manchester, New Hampshire 9 February, 2016.Reuters
  • Democratic US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves after winning at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire 9 February, 2016.Reuters

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the Republican and Democratic New Hampshire primaries respectively on Tuesday. 

This was Trump's first win after he finished second in the Iowa caucuses earlier this month. Ohio Governor John Kasich followed Trump in the Republican race in New Hampshire, leaving behind Iowa winner Ted Cruz.

"When we stand together, we win. Thank you, New Hampshire!," Sanders tweeted. The Vermont senator was leading with a significant margin over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He also became the first Jewish-American to win a presidential primary. 

"We are going to make America great again," Trump said in his victory speech, sticking to his signature slogan. "I am going to be the greatest jobs president that God created," he said. 

"We are going to preserve the Second Amendment," Trump said, while also attacking US President Barack Obama's ObamaCare healthcare programme. 

"We are going to win in South Carolina," the billionaire said as he closed his speech. 

Trump took to Twitter to say - "Thank you to the people of New Hampshire, I love you! Now, off to South Carolina."

On the Democratic side, Clinton congratulated Sanders after the New Hampshire results came in. 

"I know I have some work to do, particularly with young people.," she said, according to USA Today