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(WASHINGTON) — Around the globe, world leaders on Saturday reacted to news from the U.S. that Former Vice President Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the presidency.

Many allies tweeted their congratulations and well-wishes to Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, who is set to become the U.S.’ first female vice president and woman of color in the White House. Leaders also expressed excitement about collaborating with the new administration soon.

Here is a roundup of how the rest of the world is responding to the U.S. presidential election.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

 

 

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon

 

 

In a follow-up tweet, Sturgeon also noted Harris’ historic rise, adding, “The first woman in the White House — and the first woman of colour too. This is a big and special moment.”

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau

 

 

German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz

 

 

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

 

 

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo

 

 

President of the Maldives Mohamed Waheed

 

 

Former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla

 

 

Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis

 

 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

 

 

European Commission President Charles Michel

 

 

French President Emmanuel Macron

 

 

President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada

 

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

 

 

Iran’s Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei

 

Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez


President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

President of Argentina Alberto Fernández

President of Chile Sebastian Piñera

President of Italy Sergio Mattarella

President of Poland Andrzej Duda

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi

President of the African Union Moussa Faki Mahamat

Head of Russian Federation Council Konstantin Kosachyov

“The accusations of Russian interference in elections in the United States as a key irritant in the bilateral relationship are likely to be off the agenda in the event of Democrat Joe Biden winning the election, after which it will be possible to resume talks over arms control,” Konstantin Kosachyov, head of the foreign affairs committee in the Federation Council, said in a statement.

“One optimistic point: it appears that the topic of the Russian influence on the U.S. presidential election will essentially be out of America’s domestic context,” Kosachyov wrote on Facebook. “The departure of virtual ‘crimes’ from the agenda could partly switch attention to other topics. Not that we believe in sobering-up in Washington, but at least the key irritant might go. Not a bad pretext for resuming talks, for instance, over arms control. We are definitely ready. Waiting.”

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan

Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Janša


Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid

ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.

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