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  • Mia Young, reporter

Other Countries React to Biden Elected as Next US President

It was announced Nov. 7 that Joe Biden had won the 2020 presidential election. In his speech that night, Biden said, “Tonight, the whole world is watching America.”

Trump has made his “America first” foreign policy approach very clear the past four years of his presidency and since Nov. 7, many world leaders have expressed their willingness to work with Biden to strengthen foreign ties with the United States.

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, tweeted congratulations to Biden and vice-president elect Kamala Harris, wishing them success and saying he is looking forward to working with them.

Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, also congratulated Biden and Harris in a tweet, saying the relationship between the United States and Canada is very good, and he plans to work and build said relationship with them throughout the next four years.

World leaders across the globe followed, sending congratulations throughout the weekend in Tweets and speeches to the new president and vice-president elects.

Newspapers and articles were also posted in other countries about the election results. Many seemed to come with a celebratory mood, titled things such as: “American Elections 2020: Joe Biden’s victory sparks huge relief in Europe,” or “Asian leaders see renewed hope in Biden and US return to multilateralism.”

There have also been a series of Tweets from citizens of other countries, saying that they are happy for Americans and their new hopes for the next four years.

Although other countries have all stated their congratulations and new hope for the United States in the next four years, they are not hiding that they believe the presidency will be hard, and Biden will have to work to reunite the nation and build it back up.

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