Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has been elected the 46th president of the United States after turning out to be the people’s choice in the 2020 Presidential election.
The 77-year-old promised to restore political normalcy and a spirit of national unity to combat raging health and economic crises.
Donald J. Trump was made a one-term president after four years of tumult in the White House.
Mr. Trump was repudiated by millions of voters exhausted with his divisive conduct and chaotic administration.
Mr. Trump is the first in more than a quarter-century to lose a re-election.
Mr. Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris of California, also achieved a history-making moment as she will become the first woman to serve as vice president.
With his triumph, Mr. Biden, who turns 78 later this month, fulfilled his decades-long ambition in his third bid for the White House, becoming the oldest person elected president.
A pillar of Washington who was first elected amid the Watergate scandal, and who prefers political consensus over combat, Mr. Biden will lead a nation and a Democratic Party that have become far more ideological since his arrival in the capital in 1973.