Cruz and Kasich team up to slow Trump, US Election 2016

United States of America, April 25: Donald Trump’s two rivals for the Republican party’s presidential nomination have announced they will now co-ordinate strategies against him.

Ted Cruz will cut campaigning in the Oregon and New Mexico primaries to help John Kasich, while the latter will give Mr Cruz a “clear path” in Indiana.  Mr Trump said his rivals were “totally desperate” and “mathematically dead”.

He has a clear lead in delegates but may still fall short of the 1,237 needed to win outright. If he does not reach the target, the vote will go to a contested convention – where a different nominee may emerge through negotiations among party figures.

Donald Trump currently has 845 delegates, Mr Cruz 559 and Mr Kasich 148.BBC