Social Democrats spokesperson for International Affairs, Cian O’Callaghan TD, has welcomed confirmation by major news networks that Democrat Joe Biden has won the US Presidential Election.

Deputy O’Callaghan said:

“It is now clear that Joe Biden will be elected as the next President of the United States. This is an important victory for the values of inclusion and equality and a rejection of the divisive politics of President Donald Trump.

“I know many Irish people will be breathing a sigh of relief at Joe Biden’s victory. The last four years have been hard to watch as American democracy declined. The racist appeasement, sexist rhetoric and attacks on the free press from President Trump have all been deeply disturbing.

“The election of Joe Biden signals a much-needed change in direction.

“Kamala Harris is set to smash a number of glass ceilings by becoming the first female Vice President, as well as the first Black and South Asian-American Vice President. This is a moment of significant progress to be celebrated.

“This result isn’t just good for politics in America, it’s good for politics internationally. Hopefully, it marks the beginning of the end for the bluster, buffoonery and brinksmanship that has become all too common on the international stage.”

November 7, 2020

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