The Whitehouse empty rostrum

Two superpowers, Russia and China, both decided to stay quiet and wait for the official results of the US Presidential Elections before commenting on its outcome, reports said. 

The former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, has clinched enough states and votes to win the presidency against the incumbent President, Donald Trump. 

His running mate, former California attorney general and incumbent Senator Kamala Harris will also become the US’ first woman Vice President. 

However, despite getting enough votes, Trump declined to concede.

In fact, he announced he is making legal preparations against the results of the recent elections. 

Moreover, after clinching more than 270 electoral votes, many big US media announced his victory.

Congratulatory remarks from various world leaders followed the announcements. 

The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson shared in his social media a congratulatory message to both Biden and Harris. 

He added, he looks forward to working together with the US on shared priorities like climate change, trade, and security. 

Saudi Arabia too congratulated Biden on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has close personal ties with Trump.  

Former US President, George W. Bush also congratulated Biden despite political differences, he said.

The leaders of China and Russia have delayed their congratulatory messages for Biden

Waiting for Official Announcements

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, said in a press briefing that China knew “Biden has declared election victory.” 

However, he added that China “understand” the presidential election results in the US have to be determined “following US law and procedures.”

The Kremlin has also declined to congratulate Biden despite the announcement. 

According to a Reuters report, Russia would wait for the official announcements before commenting. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has also been silent since recent developments on the US elections. 

Kremlin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, added in a statement that Putin emphasized he’s ready to work with whoever will win in the elections.

Both China and Russia also shared that they hope their countries could establish dialogues with the new US administration. 


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