Joe Biden was elected President of the United States on Saturday, defeating Donald Trump and ending a political sequence that shook America and the world.
After four days of suspense in a country on the edge of its skin, the former vice-president of Barack Obama has, according to the projections of CNN, NBC and CBS, crossed the “magic” threshold of 270 electors
He will become the 46th President of the United States on 20 January 2021.
His running mate, Kamala Harris, will go down in history as the first black woman to become vice president.
Donald Trump, who was running for a second four-year term, has, at this stage, not admitted defeat.
He’s taken a very belligerent stance so far, promising a full-scale judicial guerrilla war.
At the end of an incredibly aggressive campaign, turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic, the stormy 74-year-old president failed to win re-election, unlike his three predecessors Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Both revealing and amplifying the deep fractures of America, he will have, for four years, provocated and tweeted, broken every code and trampled every custom.
– Late consecration –
For Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. 77, “the lion of American history” in the words of Barack Obama, the supreme consecration came late, at the end of a rich life in politics marked by tragedy
The personal dramas he’s been through have shaped this warm-hearted man. His pains and doubts, which he doesn’t hesitate to share in public in confidence, are an integral part of his character.