Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 20, took the oath of office and took office as the 46th President of the United States.
“I, Joe Biden, solemnly vow that I will faithfully fulfill my duties as President of the United States and will uphold, protect, and defend the United States Constitution to the best of my ability,” he said, placing his left hand on a Bible and raising his right.
The new head of state, in his inaugural speech, stressed that with his election, democracy has won, adding that the day has come of history, hope and renewal.
Earlier that day, Kamala Harris took the oath of office and took office as the 49th Vice President of the United States. Thus, she became the first woman in the history of the country to hold this post.
Also on January 20, it became known that Biden plans to launch the “100 days Masking Challenge” program in the country on the first day of his presidency, which will urge Americans to wear protective masks for 100 days.
In addition, it was noted that the new American leader will sign a number of documents, including the cancellation of the decision to withdraw the country from the World Health Organization (WHO) and return to the Paris climate agreement.
General elections were held in the United States on November 3. According to official figures, the victory was won by Democrat Joe Biden. The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, at that time refused to admit his defeat, calling the election rigged and promising to sue because of voting irregularities. In total, the politician and his supporters were unable to challenge the election results in courts about 30 times.
The US Congress approved the election of Democrat Biden as President of the United States on January 7. The day before, Trump supporters rioted Washington DC. During the protests, they broke into the Capitol. There were clashes with police, during which dozens of people were injured on both sides. Five people died, including one of the law enforcement officers.