It has been nip and tuck regarding the race to White House. However, the finishing line has been reached.
Democratic Joseph Robinette Biden, the 46th elected President of the United States (POTUS) will be inaugurated in a couple of hours.
Biden is succeeding the Republican President Donald J Trump, whose lone term in the White House ends today.
President Trump had alleged cases of electoral fraud, refused to concede after Biden won 306 of the 538 electoral college votes to secure victory in the November 3 presidential election. Nonetheless, multiple rejected lawsuit filed by his campaign team, and certification of electoral votes by the United States Congress, pushed him to accepting defeat.
The embattled President Trump has joined Presidents John Adams, George W. Bush in the league of ‘one-term presidents’.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden, 78, will become the 46th president and the oldest man ever sworn into the office, after the January 20 inaugural service.
Biden is reportedly planning to thwart President Trump’s travel bans and re-join the Paris climate accord on his first day. The incoming president is also expected to focus on reuniting families separated at the US-Mexico border, and to issue mandates on Covid-19 and mask-wearing.
Biden’s vice, (former) Senator Kamala Devi Harris, 56, will become the country’s first woman and first Black, Asian-American to hold the vice presidency of the United States of America.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News