Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 US presidential elections, beating Donald Trump with total electoral college votes of 273 according to the BBC.
Vice President Elect Kamala Harris confirms the victory in a phone call.
News of Joe Biden’s victory reached all corners of the world almost instantaneously after his victory was called by US networks thanks to Twitter and a global audience that has been holding its breath.
From China’s People’s Daily to Brazil’s Folha de Sao Paolo newspaper, headlines have rolled in calling Biden the next White House occupant.
There is always intense global interest in the US election, but this year, the prospect of Donald Trump winning another presidency evoked great interest from the world.
Trump’s legal team plans to challenge the results legally.