Joe Biden’s choice to preside over the United States resonated with many world leaders. After confirming the victory with 273 delegates, allies and opponents congratulated the future resident of the White House and his deputy, Kamala Harris, for the result. Check it out below:
- Barack Obama, former US president
- Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Bill Clinton, ex-president of the USA
- Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State
- Emmanuel Macron, President of France
- Alberto Fernandez, President of Argentina
- Mitt Romney, senator for the Republican Party
- Ali Khamenei, Ayatollah and Iran’s Supreme Leader
Barack Obama, former US president
Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, of whom Biden was a deputy in both terms, said he “could not be more proud” for the victory of Biden and Kamala. In an official statement posted on Twitter, Obama stated that the result shows that the country is “deeply and bitterly divided”, and asked all Americans to support the new president. “It will not only depend on Joe and Kamala but on all of us to do our part – to get out of the comfort zone, lower the temperature and find a joint base to move on,” he wrote.
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Joe and Kamala on their victory. In a post on Twitter, the premier wrote that “the United States is our main ally and I look forward to working together on our shared priorities, from climate change to agreements and security”.
Bill Clinton, ex-president of the USA
The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, said on Twitter that “America has spoken out and democracy has won.” “Now we have an elected president and an elected vice president who is going to serve all of us and unite us,” he wrote.
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State
Also on Twitter, the Democratic candidate defeated by Trump in the 2016 elections congratulated party colleagues for the victory and thanked voters for participating in the election. “It’s history being made, a repudiation of Trump and a new page for America,” he wrote.
Emmanuel Macron, President of France
In posts in French and English, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron congratulated the winners and stated that “we have a lot to do to overcome the challenges of the present”.
Alberto Fernandez, President of Argentina
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez posted a photo of Biden and Kamala together and congratulated the pair on their victory.
Mitt Romney, senator for the Republican Party
Republican senator and former Utah governor Mitt Romney used Twitter to congratulate Biden and Kamala for the victory. Speaking on behalf of himself and his wife, Ann, the political opponent stated that the winners are people of good character and admirable character.
Ali Khamenei, Ayatollah and Iran’s Supreme Leader
Iran’s top authority, Ali Khamenei, criticized the country for saying that the electoral process “is an example of the ugly face of liberal democracy in the United States”.
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