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The US election that captivated the world for four days now has a predicted winner – Joe Biden

The former vice president, now president-elect, has gradually consolidated his lead in several key states in the past four days since the November election 3, but the tight margins meant major U.S. networks were wary of projecting an official winner

That screening finally took place shortly before noon on Saturday, with The Associated Press, NBC News, CNN and Fox News all calling for a race to Biden, who US media say will address the nation at 20 hoursm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly posted a tweet congratulating Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, who is expected to make history as the first female vice president

“We share a unique relationship on the global stage I really look forward to working together and developing this with you both”

Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris Our two countries are close friends, partners and allies We share a unique relationship on the global stage I really look forward to working together and developing this with you two

Trudeau also released a more comprehensive statement through his office that highlighted the close relationship between Canada and the US, which has been tested repeatedly by US President Donald Trump after successive partisan attacks and the imposition of high tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum producers

“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,” Trudeau said in the statement

“Canada and the United States enjoy an extraordinary relationship – a relationship unique on the world stage. Our common geography, common interests, deep personal ties and strong economic ties make us close friends, partners and allies ”, he continued

“We will continue to build on this foundation as we continue to protect our populations from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic and work to advance peace and inclusion, economic prosperity and climate action. in the world”

He added, “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.”

And very personal congratulations to @KamalaHarris! Your victory is an inspiration to & women girls and people of color across our continent I look forward to working with you to help our two countries crush this & global pandemic smash more glass ceilings along the way

Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris Canada and the US have a historic alliance Canada’s Conservatives will always work with the US to advance our common values ​​and strengthen our economic ties 🇨🇦 🇺🇸

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh praised Harris on making history and was inspired by what has become perhaps the best-known quote from former NDP Leader Jack Layton in his tweet for Biden

“Love is better than anger Hope is better than fear Optimism is better than despair So let’s be loving optimists & optimists And we will change the world”

“The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is an opportunity to open a new chapter in the US-Canada relationship,” said Paul, stressing the need to fight climate change and defend the rights of the person

The first world leader to congratulate Biden appears to have been Irishman Taoiseach Micheál Martin who tweeted that the president-elect has been a ‘true friend’ of Ireland throughout his life

“I look forward to working with him in the years to come,” Martin said of the Irish-born former vice president. “I also look forward to welcoming him home when circumstances will allow it “

I want to congratulate the newly elected President of the United States @JoeBiden Joe Biden has been a true friend of this nation throughout his life and I look forward to working with him in the years to come. also looking forward to welcoming him home when circumstances permit! 🇮🇪 🇺🇸

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson highlighted the need to work together on clear goals ranging from tackling climate change to business security in his congratulatory tweet to roommates

(2/2) It was a close competition and @realDonaldTrump fought hard Looking forward to working with the new administration – UK 🇬🇧 US 🇺🇸 Friendship has always been a strength of good in the world

London can’t wait to work with you – it’s time to start building bridges again, not walls 🇺🇸 🇬🇧

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tweeted a cautious note in German that did not recognize Biden or Harris, but said it was good to see “clear results”

“We look forward to working with the next US government,” he said in the tweet “We want to invest in our cooperation for a new transatlantic start, a new deal”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesperson tweeted the government’s congratulations later in German, directly tagging Biden and Harris

French President Emmanuel Macron also congratulated Biden and Harris, tweeting in French: “We have a lot to do to meet today’s challenges. “

Americans nominate their President Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have a lot to do to meet today’s challenges Together Act!

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his country was “optimistic” about the future of their partnership with the US, who has always been one of Ukraine’s main allies in deterring Russian aggression

Congratulations to @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris! #Ukraine is optimistic about the future of strategic partnership with #UnitedStates 🇺🇦 and 🇺🇸 have always collaborated on security, trade, investment, democracy, fight against corruption Our friendship is only getting stronger !

Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad appeared to be among the first Middle East leaders to weigh in while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the couple, noting that Harris’ historic victory would be celebrated by Indo- Americans

Congratulations to President-designate @JoeBiden and Vice President-designate @KamalaHarris My best wishes to the people of the United States and I look forward to working together to continue to strengthen the friendship between our countries

Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory! As Vice President, your contribution to strengthening Indo-American relations has been essential and invaluable.I look forward to working closely together again to take Indo-American relations to greater heights imageTwittercom / yAOCEcs9bN

Warm congratulations @KamalaHarris! Your success is revolutionary, and a matter of immense pride not only for your chittis, but also for all Indo-Americans.I am confident that the dynamic ties between India and the United States will be further strengthened with your support and your leadership

Former US President Barack Obama, who has campaigned for Biden and Harris in recent months, called the news a “historic and decisive victory”

“We are fortunate that Joe has what it takes to be president and is already behaving that way,” Obama said in a statement on Twitter

“Because when he enters the White House in January, he will face a series of extraordinary challenges that no new president has ever been – a raging pandemic, an economy and a system of unequal justice, a democracy in danger and a climate in danger “

“I know he will do his job in the best interests of every American, whether they vote or not”

Congratulations to my friends, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris – our next President and Vice President of the United States imageTwittercom / febgqxUi1y

Jeb Bush, former Republican governor of Florida and brother and son of two former Bush presidents, has said he will pray for the president-elect and their success

“Now is the time to heal the deep wounds,” he tweeted “Many are counting on you to lead the way”

Congratulations to President-elect Biden I have prayed for our President most of my adult life I will pray for you and your success Now is the time to heal the deep wounds Many count on you to lead the way

Ann and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris We both know them as people of goodwill and admirable character We pray that God will bless them in the days and the years to come

The coronavirus pandemic has largely disrupted international travel, meaning the president-elect’s first traditional trip once he is sworn in on January 20, 2021, will likely be delayed

The virus has ravaged the US over the past nine months and has proven to be a major factor in the presidential election campaign, with millions of Americans voting in advance and by mail

This unprecedented number of advance votes meant the race took longer than usual, which was expected and journalists have been working for months to communicate to the public

US states make their own election laws – there is no national election administration body like in Canada

This meant that in several vibrant states like Pennsylvania – which the Associated Press called Biden on Saturday – local election laws prohibited election officials from counting those advance polls before the polls closed that evening. elections

These delays, combined with the fact that advance polls came from voters more likely to be Democrats, meant that major networks were cautious in projecting a winner due to the variability in the results of the advance voting after advance polls have been fully counted according to state laws

The Trump campaign issued a statement refusing to concede the election shortly after the call, and which contained widely bogus statements criticizing the integrity of the election

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