Joe Biden secured enough votes in the US electoral college and will become the next president of the United States.
After a long and drawn-out counting process exacerbated by a large number of mail-in ballots, the Democratic nominee crossed the 270-vote threshold. It was a dramatic turnaround from early on election night, when incumbent Donald Trump looked likely to sweep the race, taking the swing state of Florida. Mr Trump’s campaign is still set on a series of legal challenges over alleged irregularities in the electoral process in several states.
It was a dramatic turnaround from early on election night, when incumbent Donald Trump looked likely to sweep the race.
As the days wore on, voters looked on as Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and Nevada continued counting ballots. Pennsylvania put Mr Biden over the 270 vote threshold in the electoral college to win the presidency. President-elect Biden will address the nation following his election victory at 8pm Eastern Time this evening.
His presidential campaign announced that Mr Biden and his wife, Jill, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff will appear at a drive-in rally outside the convention centre in Wilmington, Delaware.
Pakistan wants to work on ending tax havens
Prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan expressed he wants to work with the US on ending tax havens. He also congratulated Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, whose family moved to the US from India.
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