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Most World Leaders Congratulate Biden and Harris; Brazil, Russia, Mexico and China Hold Off

HeadlineNov 09, 2020

Heads of state around the world have offered congratulations to Biden and Harris, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro — a major Trump ally — has remained silent on Biden’s victory. So have Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani celebrated Trump’s loss, saying the next U.S. administration had an opportunity to “make up for past mistakes” — a reference to President Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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