World leaders have congratulated Joe Biden after he was projected by multiple news outlets to win the 2020 Presidential Election earlier today (November 7).In the video below, Kamala Harris calls Joe Biden to congratulate him on projected presidential win:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to social media to share a statement congratulating Biden, 77, and Harris, 56, who has become the first black, female vice president.
The Prime Minister tweeted: "Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris on her historic achievement.
"The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security."
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau also congratulated both Biden and running mate Kamala Harris on their historic win.
"Our two countries are close friends, partners and allies," Trudeau tweeted.
"We share a relationship that's unique on the world stage. I'm really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesperson tweeted the government's congratulations in German, tagging both Biden and Harris.
The pair were also congratulated by French President Emmanuel Macron, who tweeted in English and French: "We have a lot to do to meet the challenges of today. Let's act together!"
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his country is "optimistic" about his country's relationship with the US under Biden and Harris' leadership.
However, it appears that the first world leader to congratulate the pair on their win was Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin, who described the president-elect as a "true friend" to Ireland.
"I look forward to working with him in the years ahead," Martin said of the Biden, who has Irish heritage, per Global News. "I also look forward to welcoming him back home when the circumstances allow."
Officially confirming their projection for Biden, the Associated Press wrote: "Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday [November 7]."
The AP added: "His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. Biden crossed 270 Electoral College votes with a win in Pennsylvania."Click HERE to read why the Associated Press called Biden for Pennsylvania, and therefore, the election.)
As of this writing, Biden has earned 279 electoral votes, whereas Trump remains on 214. It is important to note that votes are still being counted.
The 2020 election saw both the Democratic and Republican candidates receive a record number of votes.
Per the Washington Post, reported that Biden had received a record 74,493,946 votes, breaking the record set by Barack Obama for most ever votes for a US presidential candidate.
Trump also received a record-breaking 70,342,988, marking a considerable increase from the votes he received in 2016.
Biden, 77, will be the oldest president in American history. The record was previously held by Donald Trump, who is 74.
In addition, Harris is now projected to become the first Black, Asian, and female vice president in US history.