A confirmed victory, US President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the nation

“Once again the rule of law, our constitution and the will of the people prevailed in America,” said Biden. “Our democracy was pushed, tested, threatened, proved to be resilient, true and strong.”

In his speech, Biden affirmed the fact that elected and elected Vice President Kamala Harris received more votes “than any ticket in American history has received”.

American democracy, undeterred

“The flame of democracy was kindled in this nation a long time ago. And we now know that nothing – not even a pandemic or abuse of power – can put out that flame.”

“If nobody knew before, we know now. What strikes deep in the heart of the American people is this: democracy, “said the president-elect, alluding to the legal route taken by the Trump campaign for the 2020 election results.

“The right to be heard. So that your vote counts. To elect the leaders of that nation. To rule ourselves. In America, politicians don’t take power – people give it to them. “