Joe Biden, in his first statement since being announced by the American media as the winner of the presidential election, has said that he is honored to lead the United States.
The American media have said that Biden has won in the state of Pennsylvania, exceeding the figure of 270 votes of the Electoral College, which is needed to make him the next president of the United States.
Biden reacted quickly after the news of the victory.
“America, I am honored that you have chosen me to lead our fantastic country. The work ahead of us will be difficult, but I promise this: I will be the president of all Americans – whether you vote for me or not. “I will keep the trust you have given me,” he said in a post on the social network Twitter.
Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president in American history on January 20, 2021.
He defeated incumbent President Donald Trump in the November 3 election.
In a statement released by his campaign, Biden said:
“I am honored and humbled by the trust that the American people have in me and Vice President-elect (Kamal) Harris.”
“In times of unprecedented setbacks, a record number of Americans have voted. “Reaffirming once again that democracy is very much in the heart of America.”
“Once the campaign is over, it is time to leave the anger and harsh rhetoric behind us and unite as a nation.”
“It’s time for America to unite. “And to be healed,” he said.
Trump has not yet conceded defeat and has vowed to challenge the outcome in court.
The victory in Pennsylvania, with 20 votes of the Electoral College, has given Biden at least 273 votes, while states like Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and North Carolina have not yet announced the winners.
Some American media have given Biden 11 more Arizona votes.
Biden, 77,’s victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials counted votes by mail.
Kamala Harris, who is expected to become the first American vice president of color, has said that this election has been more important than Biden and her victory.
“It has to do with the spirit of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s begin”.
Trump is the first current president to lose in the re-election process, since the time of Republican George HW Bush in 1992.