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Russia Holds Off Congratulating Joe Biden For Election Win Saying It's 'Appropriate To Wait'

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Russia Holds Off Congratulating Joe Biden For Election Win Saying It's 'Appropriate To Wait'

Joe Biden has been congratulated by people all over the world after he was declared the projected winner of the 2020 US Election.

However, some world leaders have opted to hold off on sending a happy text or DM until the all the votes have been officially counted.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is one of them.

"We think it appropriate to wait for the official vote count," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

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That sentiment was shared by China, with the country's foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin adding: "We noticed that Mr Biden has declared election victory. We understand that the US presidential election result will be determined following US law and procedures."

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Credit: PA

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and Mexico's leader Andrés Manuel Lòpez Obrador have also refused to congratulate Biden.

There is between one and two percent of votes left to count in Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

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Biden has been declared the projected winner for four of those states but Georgia is still too close to call.

The President-elect has won 290 electoral college votes, compared to Trump's 214.

One person who was quick to lend his congratulations to Biden was his former boss, Barack Obama.

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The 44th President of the United States said in a statement: "I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden.

"I also couldn't be prouder to congratulate Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff for Kamala's groundbreaking election as our next Vice President.

"In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen. And once every vote is counted President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory.

"We're fortunate that Joe's got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way. Because when he walks into the White House in January, he'll face a series of extraordinary challenges no incoming President ever had - a raging pandemic, an unequal economy and justice system, a democracy at risk, and a climate in peril." Make the guy sweat why don't you?

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"Our democracy needs all of us more than ever. And Michelle and I look forward to supporting our next President and First Lady however we can."

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Topics: News, US Election, US News

Stewart Perrie
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