Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, hiscampaign said in a statement, paving the way for former vice president Joe Biden to challenge President Donald Trump as the Democratic nominee.
Sanders saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind his rival.
His withdrawal makes Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November.
“The path toward victory is virtually impossible,” Sanders told supporters as he congratulated Biden.
The former vice president is "a very decent man whom I will work with to move our progressive ideas forward”, the senator added.