America, 7th November: Joe Biden has won the US presidency over Donald Trump to become the 46th U.S. president on Saturday.

Joe Biden tweeted his gratitude at being elected the president. “America, I’m honoured that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me,” he tweeted.

With Joe Biden’s victory in the US election 2020, Kamala Harris is set to become the first woman vice president of America and the first person of colour to hold the post.

The California Senator is the fourth woman to be on a major party’s presidential ticket. The first woman to achieve this feat was Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, followed by Sarah Palin in 2008, and Hillary Clinton in 2016. Harris, who will be sworn in as vice president in January, is also the first woman in the US to be on a successful ticket.

CNN and NBC News were among the television networks that called the race in his favour, minutes after projecting that he had won the key state of Pennsylvania, securing its 20 electoral votes and crossing the 270-mark needed to win the presidency.