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Jokowi, world leaders congratulate Biden on ‘historic’ win

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, November 8, 2020   /  04:33 pm
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Then-US vice president Joe Biden (right) greets Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo at the official vice presidential residence during Jokowi’s visit to the US on Oct. 15, 2015.(Handout/Twitter/@Jokowi)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has joined other world leaders in congratulating Joe Biden for his United States presidential election victory, as many world leaders expect a less volatile America following the defeat of incumbent Donald Trump. Jokowi took to Twitter on Sunday to congratulate Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris on their “historic election”, saying, “The huge turnout is a reflection of the hope placed in democracy." Many US TV networks projected the victory of Biden and Kamala Harris on Saturday after the ticket claimed several key battleground states and secured the threshold of 270 Electoral College votes. A preliminary estimate found that the divisive election brought out 67 percent of eligible voters – more than 160 million people – the highest in the US since 1900, according to the US Elections Project. ...