How the world reacted to the Democratic nominee’s election victory

Monday, November 9th, 2020 00:00 |
President Uhuru Kenyatta. Photo/File

New York, Sunday

President Uhuru Kenyatta joined other world leaders  in congratulating Joe Biden on winning the White House contest, shortly after several media outlets in the United States called the presidential race in his favour.

The Democratic candidate, 77, was projected to have surpassed the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to win his hard fought match-up with incumbent Donald Trump.

The 74-year-old Republican has not conceded defeat and vowed a number of legal challenges in several battleground states.

“President Kenyatta has sent a message of congratulations and best wishes to President-Elect Joseph Robinette Biden following his win in the recent United States of America elections,” said a statement from State House.

Uhuru termed the emphatic win in the hard fought polls as a demonstration of Americans confidence in the leadership credentials of the former vice-president.

Sri Lanka

Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated Biden and Haris on their victory and said he looks forward to strengthening their relationship to “benefit both our people”.


President Ashraf Ghani congratulated Biden and Haris saying they look forward to “continuing/deepening” their strategic partnership with the United States “including in counterterrorism & bringing peace to Afghanistan”.

South Korea

President Moon Jae-in tweeted: “Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. 

Our alliance is strong and the bond between our two countries is rock-solid.” - BBC

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