World leaders congratulate Biden on election victory

The leaders of America’s closest allies aren’t ready for President Trump to concede. They’re already providing their congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Why it issues: The world is now getting ready for a really totally different American administration.


  • Even leaders who constructed robust relationships with Trump, like U.Okay. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, rapidly congratulated Biden.
  • Greater than 12 hours after Biden was projected to win the election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provided his congratulations to the president elect.
  • Nonetheless, we’ve not heard from the leaders of a number of nations — together with Russia, China and Brazil — fairly but.

What they’re saying:

  • U.Okay. Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the US and Kamala Harris on her historic achievement. The U.S. is our most vital ally and I look ahead to working carefully collectively on our shared priorities, from local weather change to commerce and safety.”
  • French President Emmanuel Macron: “The People have chosen their President. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We’ve so much to do to beat at the moment’s challenges. Let’s work collectively!”
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “I look ahead to future cooperation with President Biden,” she stated in an announcement posted on Twitter. “Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we’re to grasp the good challenges of our time.”
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “I look ahead to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the US Congress as we sort out the world’s biggest challenges collectively.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated Biden’s contributions to the connection between the U.S. and India had been “essential and invaluable.” He additionally congratulated Harris — who would be the first Indian American to function vice chairman — on what he known as a “pathbreaking” victory.

  • “Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense delight not simply in your chittis, but in addition for all Indian-People.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskythe recipient of the cellphone name that led to Trump’s impeachment — tweeted his congratulations, including: “#Ukraine is optimistic about the way forward for the strategic partnership with the #UnitedStates. … Our friendship turns into solely stronger!”

Different reactions:

  • Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan stated he seemed ahead to working with Biden “to finish unlawful tax havens & stealth of nation’s wealth by corrupt ldrs. We may even proceed to work with US for peace in Afghanistan & within the area.”
  • South African President Cyril Ramaphosa: “We look ahead to working with you and deepening our bonds of friendship and cooperation.”
  • Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin: “Joe Biden has been a real pal of this nation all through his life and I look ahead to working with him within the years forward.”
  • Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte: “We’re able to work with the President-elect @JoeBiden to make the transatlantic relationship stronger. The US can rely on Italy as a stable Ally and a strategic companion.”

Not the entire responses had been optimistic.

  • Iran’s supreme chief, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: “The scenario within the US & what they themselves say about their elections is a spectacle! That is an instance of the ugly face of liberal democracy within the US. Whatever the final result, one factor is totally clear, the particular political, civil, & ethical decline of the US regime.”
  • Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, who beforehand congratulated Trump for profitable the election, has now prompt that the election shouldn’t be known as till the courts have their say.
  • Polish President Andrzej Duda, a Trump ally, congratulated Biden for a “profitable presidential marketing campaign” however appeared to hedge by saying he would “await the nomination by the Electoral Faculty.”
  • Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador informed reporters Saturday he desires to “wait till all the authorized issues have been resolved” earlier than providing his congratulations to the election winner, in reference to lawsuits filed by Trump.

Value noting: There was no rapid public response from key Trump ally President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, nor from Chinese language President Xi Jinping, Russia’s Vladimir Putin or Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodağan.

  • One international politician who really campaigned for Trump — Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage — tweeted: “4 years in the past when Trump received, broadcasters confirmed scenes of individuals in shock and crying. Right now, a Biden declaration exhibits protection that may make you suppose Jesus had returned.”

Editor’s notice: This text has been up to date with extra reactions from world leaders.

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