Joe Biden on Saturday won the U.S. presidency over Donald Trump, TV networks projected on November 7 — a victory sealed after the Democrat claimed several key battleground states won by the Republican incumbent in 2016.
Joe Biden, 77, has been elected 46th President of the U.S., say American media reports.
Kamala Harris made history as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men – almost all of them white – entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries.
Here are the reactions:
‘I will be a President for all Americans’
“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.
I will keep the faith that you have placed in me,” Mr. Biden tweeted.
‘We did it, Joe’
Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris tweeted a short video of her speaking to Mr. Biden over the phone saying: “We did it, Joe. You’re going to be the next President of the United States.
‘We’re fortunate that Joe’s got what it takes to be President’
Former US President Barack Obama, under whom Mr. Biden served as Vice President for two terms, tweeted a statement congratulating Biden and Kamala Harris.
Hillary and Bill Clinton
‘It’s a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America’
“America has spoken, and democracy has won. Now we have a President-Elect and Vice President-Elect who will serve all of us and bring us all together. Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on your momentous victory!” Bill Clinton, former US President, said in a tweet.
Hillary Clinton, who ran against Donald Trump in 2016, also tweeted: “The voters have spoken, and they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president. It’s a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Onward, together.”
Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister
‘The U.S. is our most important ally’
“Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris on her historic achievement,” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement.
“The U.S. is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.”
‘Makes us proud that the first woman to serve as Vice President of the USA traces her roots to India’
“Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden. I’m confident that he will unite America and provide it with a strong sense of direction,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
“Congratulations, Vice-President-elect @KamalaHarris! It makes us proud that the first woman to serve as Vice President of the USA traces her roots to India,” Gandhi said.
Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election as the next President and Vice President of the United States of America. Canada and the United States enjoy an extraordinary relationship one that is unique on the world stage.”
“I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the world’s greatest challenges together.”
Emmanuel Macron, French President
“The Americans have chosen their President. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”
Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
“I look forward to future cooperation with President Biden. Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we are to master the great challenges of our time.”