Boris Johnson congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on victory in US election


Boris Johnson congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election, saying he was eager to “work closely on our common priorities”. After a long count, victory was finally awarded today – with joyous scenes bursting across the United States.

Biden pledged to be a “president for all Americans”, while running mate Kamala Harris said it was a race “for the soul of America”.

In a statement, the Prime Minister wrote: “Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris on his historic successes”.

“The United States is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our common priorities, from climate change to trade and security. “

Joe Biden to become president in January after beating Donald Trump

But Donald Trump, who was playing golf when it happened, refused to accept defeat, issuing a statement saying the election is “far from over.”

Ultimately, Biden’s road to victory was to topple the industrial “rust belt” states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, which Trump won by narrow margins in 2016.

This means her running mate, Kamala Harris, will be both the first woman and the first person of color to be elected vice president.

The race was triggered after the publication of 3,000 counted votes from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shortly after 4 p.m. UK time, pushing Biden’s advance in the state above 30,000 votes.

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Trump doesn’t take defeat well (file photo)

Biden said in a statement, “I am honored and touched by the trust the American people have placed in me and Vice President-elect (Kamala) Harris.

“Faced with unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted.

“With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation. It is time for America to unite. And to heal. ”

Harris posted: After the call for the race for the Democratic duo, she tweeted, “This election is so much more than Joe Biden or me.

“It is about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. “


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