Trump Names Former Critic Nikki Haley As UN Envoy

Donald Trump has named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the UN, his team has announced.

She is the first non-white female cabinet-level official appointed within the Trump administration.
Mrs Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants and had been a vocal critic of Mr Trump on the campaign trail.

The 44-year-old has been characterised as a rising star within the Republican party and is the youngest governor in the US.

Although she eventually voted for Mr Trump, the governor had lamented she was "not a fan" of either him or rival Hillary Clinton.

Mrs Haley endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio during the Republican primaries, later throwing her support behind Senator Ted Cruz - Mr Trump's final rival before he became the party's nominee.

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