Gulf Today Report
Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump to become 46th elected President of the United States of America.
The US election committee declared the veteran Democrat the winner of the grueling campaign for the American presidency.
Biden is all set to lead a polarized nation through a historic collision of health, economic and social crises.
The former vice president will enter the White House on Jan. 20.
Biden is the oldest person to assume the office at the age of 78.
Biden had a 273 to 214 lead in the state-by-state Electoral College vote that determines the winner, having won Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes to put him over the 270 he needed.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election victory.
Sheikh Mohammed said, “Congratulations to the President-Elect of the United States @JoeBiden and Vice President-Elect @KamalaHarris. We look forward to strengthening our five-decade enduring and strategic relations.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also congratulated Biden and Kamala.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed said on Twitter, “Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on winning the US elections. Our sincere wishes for further development and prosperity for the American people. The UAE and USA are friends and allies with a strong historic partnership that we look forward to strengthening together.”
Tallies from Edison Research and most major news outlets showed Biden with 273 Electoral College votes, with Pennsylvania's 20 votes giving him the decisive edge.
It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win.
Trump, who has made repeated claims of electoral fraud, immediately accused Biden of "rushing to falsely pose as the winner."
"This election is far from over," he said in a statement.
US Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday called on Americans to "get started" with the work ahead after networks projected that Democrat Joe Biden, her running mate, defeated Republican incumbent Donald Trump.
"This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It's about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it," tweeted Harris, a US senator from California and the first woman of color to be elected to the vice presidency.
"We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let's get started."
Harris, who would become America's first female and first black vice president if elected, is a "fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants," Biden, 77, said in revealing his running mate.
Security arrangements for President Joe Biden’s inauguration mirrored the swearing in ceremonies of President Abraham Lincoln in 1861, when the US was on the brink of civil war, and 1865,
Some 250 million of the 331 million US citizens are of voting age but turnout normally hovers around 55 per cent.
More than 700 candidates were taking part in the AJKLA elections. About 3.2 million people are registered to vote. Unofficial results are likely to be announced overnight.
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An "exceptionally large meteor" lit up in southern Norway for a brief period on Sunday, making a roaring sound as it shot across the sky.
Elon Musk's private rocket company, SpaceX, was awarded a $178 million contract to launch the first mission to explore Jupiter's icy moon Europa, to find out if it is valid for life, Nasa said on Friday.
"Space Exploration Technologies” based in Hawthorne, California, is scheduled to launch the Europa mission from Nasa's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida," Nasa said in a statement published online.