The Republican candidate Nikki Haley has achieved this Sunday defeat former president Donald Trump in the primary elections of the Republican Party held in the federal district of Columbiawhere the capital of the United States, Washington, is located, thus becoming his first victory against the magnate.

Thus, Haley has achieved the 63 percent of the votes and 19 delegates compared to 33 percent of former President Donald Trump in an election in which only about 2,000 Republicans voted, as reported by the American news network NBC News.

According to experts, Columbia was Haley’s best option to win a primary election due to great trend of the federal district to support progressive candidates in the presidential elections, where a Republican candidate has never won.

Haley, who until now had lost against Trump in the previous votes, had defended her stay in the electoral race because “Only a handful of states have been seen voting”.

Despite his defeat, the former president is ever closer to achieving the Republican nominationas it is the favorite in most states, although ‘Super Tuesday’ on March 5 will be key, when 800 delegates are decided in 16 states. The goal is to reach 1,215 delegates to mathematically secure the nomination. At the moment, Trump has 247 compared to Haley’s 43.