The former mayor of South Bend (Indiana) Pete Buttigieg on Sunday stopped participating in the fight for the nomination of the US presidential candidate from the Democratic Party. He said this during a speech in South Bend, broadcast by CNN.
“I made a difficult decision tonight to end my presidential campaign,” Buttigieg said. — I will no longer try to become the democratic candidate in the presidential election, but I will do everything possible to ensure that we have a new democratic President starting in January.” The ex-mayor did not explain why he was withdrawing from the race. He said that at this stage it is “best for him to step aside to preserve the unity of the party”.
Buttigieg entered the campaign in April 2019. He managed to win the Iowa Caucuses held in early February and finished second in the New Hampshire primary. According to the results of the primaries in South Carolina on Saturday, Buttigieg received only about 8.2% of the vote.
According to many observers, voters who supported Buttigieg are likely to become supporters of former US Vice President Joseph Biden. Among the participants in the democratic race now also include 6 Democrats.