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US Congress confirms Joe Biden’s election as President

12:47, 07 January 2021
US Congress confirms Joe Biden’s election as President Photo: CSRA PHOTOGRAPHY INC/The News Access/Global Look Press

The US Congress has confirmed Joe Biden as the country’s president.

The Democrat and former deputy prime minister received over 270 electoral votes.

The US Congress gathered on January 6 to approve the presidential election results and declare Democrat Joe Biden as the new White House chief.  But supporters of current President Donald Trump prevented them from doing this. The protesters gathered outside the Capitol and broke into the Congress building where the meeting was taking place.

While the protesters were clashing with the police on the building steps, the congressmen were urgently evacuated. The law enforcers had to use tear gas and stun grenades.  

The police officers detained several people in connection with the riots.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that four people had been killed in the Washington riots.