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Joe Biden elected US President after hotly contested presidential polls

Democrat Joe Biden on Saturday defeated incumbent Republican US President Donald Trump in the closely-fought presidential election, according to American media projections

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US Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden reacts to early results from the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Reuters
Joe Biden | Photo: Reuters

Democrat on Saturday defeated incumbent Republican US President in the closely-fought presidential election, according to American media projections.

The 77-year-old former US vice president will become the 46th president of the United States, CNN reported, after a victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

With Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes, Biden now has a total of 273 electoral votes.

Before becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, Biden served as vice president under former President Barack Obama. He is also Delaware's longest-serving senator.

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First Published: Sat, November 07 2020. 22:39 IST