Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump, becomes 46th President of the US
New Delhi : Democrat Joe Biden on Saturday defeated Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United States, making way to lead the nation which is dealing with hard-hit coronavirus pandemic and economic turmoil.
He finally reached the magic number of 270 after three days of uncertainity as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed processing.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has refused to accept the defeat and has initiated legal actions in the matter.
After winning the required seats and confirming his position as the next president of the US, Biden declared it was time for the battered nation “to unite and to heal.”
"With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” he said. “There’s nothing we can’t do if we do it together."
Kamala Harris also made history as she became the first Black woman vice president, an achievement that comes as the U.S. faces a reckoning on racial justice. The California senator, who is also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government, four years after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
Biden received congratulations from dozens of world leaders, and his former boss, President Barack Obama, saluted him in a statement, declaring the nation was “fortunate that Joe’s got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way.”