Kuala Lumpur: Joe Biden is all set to become 46th President of the United States after defeating Donald Trump on Saturday. Winning more than 270 electoral votes, Biden secured most of the battleground states, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.
Biden, who got more than 75 million votes — the most of any presidential candidate in US history, will be the oldest President of America.
Meanwhile, leaders from across the world congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris since the news broke out as he passed the magic number of 270 to become the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, quoting, “US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.”
Indian PM Narendra Modi also wished Biden and Kamala Harris and said that India-US ties will get even stronger with new leaders’ support and leadership. He also left a message for Kamala Harris, saying that she is the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, that her “success is pathbreaking.”
Congratulating both leaders, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also wrote, “Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “I am looking forward to working with President Biden in the future. Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we want to master the great challenges of our time.”
Emmanuel Macron, French President, also congratulated Biden and Harris, tweeted, “The Americans have chosen their President. We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”