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A change in waiting?

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    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 14 2020   /  01:00 am
Former Vice President Joe Biden and US.Senator Kamala Harris take the stage before the start of the second night of the second U.S. 2020 presidential Democratic candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, US, July 31, 2019. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

Many believe the Democrat’s vice-presidential pick Kamala Harris is a safe choice for Joe Biden, who is poised to take over the presidency from the incumbent, President Donald Trump, in less than three months. Both Biden and Harris, despite their acrimonious debate in the primary, belong to the center-left of the ideological spectrum. More than just a matter of complementarity and the need for a tough, tormenting debater to fight along with, the choice of Harris shows Biden is seizing the momentum to write the history of America, and perhaps humankind. Prior to receiving Biden’s trust, Harris had a barrage of historical achievements under her belt. Before becoming the first woman of color to run for vice president, Harris is the first female district attorney of San Francisco, first female attorney general of California and first Indian-American elected to the US Senate...