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Yang announces withdrawal from Democratic presidential race

By Agence France-Presse 

Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who campaigned on giving every adult American $1,000 a month, suspended his campaign for president Tuesday after failing to make an impact in the New Hampshire primary.

(FILES) In this file photo 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during a town hall meeting in Perry, Iowa on January 28, 2020. - Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who campaigned on giving every adult American $1,000 a month, suspended his campaign for president Tuesday after failing to make an impact in the New Hampshire primary. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)

In this file photo, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during a town hall meeting in Perry, Iowa on January 28, 2020. – Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who campaigned on giving every adult American $1,000 a month, suspended his campaign for president Tuesday after failing to make an impact in the New Hampshire primary. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Our signature proposal, universal basic income, has become part of the mainstream conversation,” Yang told cheering supporters as he bowed out.

Yang, 45, was polling at a lowly three percent with 20 percent of polling stations reporting, placing him well out of contention.

“Without a doubt, we accelerated the eradication of poverty in our society by years, even generations,” Yang added.

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