Leaders of Mexico and Brazil Avoid Congratulating Biden

Several world leaders have been reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden until the official decision comes down.

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Six days after the U.S. Election was supposed to conclude, the Trump Campaign remains vigilant in its pursuance of legal battles in order to dispute the current results.

While the media has resoundingly declared the election a victory for both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, as have several world leaders, there have been a few leaders that remain reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden until the official decision comes down.

Those two leaders are Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, both of whom have yet to congratulate Joe Biden on his apparent victory.

On his reluctance to take sides, Mexico’s President Obrador stated:

“We don’t want to be imprudent…I want to wait until the electoral process is finished.”

The Mexican President went on to say that: “President Trump has been very respectful of us, and we have achieved some important accords. And we are thankful to him because he has not interfered.”

Contrastingly, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, as well as Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have both expressed their congratulations to Biden.

While Trudeau and Trump had a notably rocky relationship at times, Netanyahu’s congratulation to Biden was more surprising given the recent peace plans that the Trump Administration facilitated between Israel and neighbouring countries.

In response to the Israeli PM, President Trump allegedly unfollowed Netanyahu on Twitter.

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