Biden agrees to run for US president on August 20

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Former US Vice President Joseph Biden will announce his agreement to become the Democratic nominee for the US presidency on August 20. This is stated in the draft program on the website of the Democratic National Convention, which will be held August 17-20 in Wisconsin.

Biden’s speech is scheduled for the last day of the congress at 21:00 US East Coast time (04:00 Moscow time), TASS reports.

“We have an inspiring program for the four days of the congress,” – quoted in the document, the words of the chairman of the National Committee of the Democratic Party Tom Perez. According to him, the party intends to achieve the best for the Americans and unite them around common values.

On August 17, they will present the report of the commission on the development of the party electoral platform and approve the list of speakers. On the second day of work, the delegates will nominate a candidate for the presidency and vote on his candidacy. Currently, 77-year-old ex-Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden remains the only contender for the presidential nomination, thus the outcome of the vote is a foregone conclusion.

On August 19, the candidate for the post of vice president will be confirmed. Biden has not yet revealed who he would like to see in this post, but promised to do so in the first week of August.

Biden is currently ahead of incumbent President Donald Trump in voter polls in three strategically important states for the incumbent.

The U.S. presidential election is due on November 3, 2020.

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