Americans have elected former Senator and Vice-President of the country, Joe Robinette Biden as their 46th President.
The 78-year-old Democrat from Delaware emerged winner of the polls after earning over 270 electoral votes with Pennsylvania – one of the strongholds of President Donald Trump playing a crucial role.
Joe Biden, in a written statement after American mainstream media projected him as the winner, said he is honoured and humbled because of the trust Americans placed in him.
He also added that democracy is the heartbeat of Americans considering the vast number of people that voted during the elections.
In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together.
Kamala Harris will be the first female, first black person and first person of Southeast Asian descent to become Vice President of the United States.
Joe Biden will be the oldest Ameriacn President after he gets sworn-in January next year. His victory put an end to the four year rule of Republican, President Donald Trump which many have characterised as terrible given the way he handled racial issues, America’s foreign policy among others.