US President-elect Donald Trump has awarded key roles in his incoming team to a top Republican Party official and a conservative media chief.

Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus, will be his Chief of Staff.

In this role, he is set to be pivotal in the affairs of the White House and act as a link between the congress and the government.

Also, Stephen Bannon, from the right-wing Breitbart News Network, will serve as Mr Trump’s Chief Strategist.

Trump is set to take over at the White House on 20 January, when Barack Obama steps down after two terms in office.