How the world media outlets reacted to Biden historic win in US polls

Monday, November 9th, 2020 09:00 |
A view of newspapers with headlines featuring the 2020 US general election results. Photo/AFP

International media outlets celebrated United States  President-elect Joe Biden’s win but admitted to the task ahead of him.

There was also focus on Kamala Harris, who takes her place in history.

She is a woman of firsts, notably the first ever-female VP in the history of US and the first black person of Indian descent to be elected to that position.

Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States.

The Sunday Telegraph headlined yesterday’s paper “It’s time for America to heal,” with the photo of Biden taking the better part of the page.

The United Kingdom’s Observer headline read, “Its Joe… I will be President for all Americans,” with a photo of Biden smiling, printed on the whole of the front page.

‘Sleepy Joe’

Another news outlet, the Sunday Time headline read: “Sleepy Joe wakes up America,” a mockery to outgoing President, Donald Trump, who used the words to refer to Biden.

The Sunday People Tabloid also celebrated Biden’s win with the headline ‘God Bless America. Loser Trump given boot… Biden is Prez’.

Los Angeles Times headline read: “Biden Wins, Landmark ascent for Harris.”

The New York Times front page read, ‘Biden beats Trump – Race is financially called after record turnout; chaotic term ends with rare incumbent loss’.

Another British paper, The Independent’s headline read, ‘A new dawn for America’.

Biden addressed the nation hours after his win was declared saying that this the time to heal in America

“Tomorrow will bring a better day. And I’m humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me.

I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide but unify. Who does not see red states and blue states. Only sees the United States,” Biden said.

Celebrating women

Harris celebrated all women, including, her mother, who sacrificed for equality, liberty and justice for all including ‘black women, whom she said are too often overlooked, but so often prove that they are the backbone of democracy’.

She acknowledged all women who have worked to secure the right to vote for over a century and now in 2020 with a new generation of women who cast their ballots.

“To the woman most responsible for my presence here, my mother, who is always in our hearts.

When she came here from India at the age of 19 she maybe did not quite imagine this moment but she believed so deeply in America,” she said to jubilation of a crowd listening to her speech

“So I am thinking about her and about the generations of women: black women, Asian, white, native American women who though out nation’s history have paved way for this moment.,” she added. - AFP

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