The Leaders of some of the most powerful countries in the world, have refused to officially congratulate the 46th President of the United States of America, USA, Joe Biden, the Candidate of the Democratic Party, who defeated the Candidate of the Republican Party, President Donald Trump, in the November 3, election,
As many other World Leaders congratulated the US President-elect, Joe Biden, on his victory, some others have been notably silent, even up to Sunday.
The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, are among the Leaders of the world that have maintained warm relations with President Trump, and are yet to congratulate the President-elect.
Also noticeably absent from the well-wishing list, are the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, and President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping.
Aljazeera reported Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, as saying that he would not congratulate Biden on his victory, until all legal challenges are resolved.
Lopez Obrador said at a Press Conference, that he would refrain until “all legal issues [related to the election] are resolved. We do not want to be reckless”.
The Mexican President added that his country has a good relationship with both Biden and President Trump, as he praised the sitting Leader for being “very respectful of us”.
Brazil’s leading Media outlets reported President Trump’s defeat in the context of its own populist Leader, who has similarly sought to diminish democratic institutions and reject science-based facts.
“Trump’s defeat punishes the attacks against civilisation, it is a lesson for Bolsonaro”, wrote Folha de Sao Paulo, one of Brazil’s main daily newspapers.
“May Brazil’s Leaders seize the spirit of the times – or die, like Trump, who has already left it too late.”
There also is no immediate reaction from Russia’s President Putin, who was friendly with Trump.
However, other Leaders who supported President Trump, including Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, India’s Narendra Modi, and President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, congratulated Biden.
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