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US elections 2016

Race for the White House

Americans head to the polls on November 6 to vote for the next president of the United States. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are fighting a neck-and-neck race. DW looks at the candidates and key issues of the campaign.

US President Barack Obama and his Republican contender Mitt Romney are fighting a neck-and-neck race in the run-up to general elections on November 6, 2012. Record levels of fundraising are certain to make this the most expensive presidential campaign in history.

The country's flagging economy and high unemployment remain the most important issues for voters. Both candidates need to convince Americans that their policies will lead to job creation and economic improvement.

DW looks at the candidates and the major issues of the campaign.

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