Although last week seems to have passed in two seconds, understanding its consequences takes much longer.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, along with his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, won 290 electoral votes, twenty more than were needed to declare victory, and over 75 million votes nationwide.
Doing the math while the votes were counted was not a simple matter and confused more than one person in the country and abroad.
Finally, the massive wave of early and mail ballots showed that the country was tired of what it means to have Donald Trump in the White House and ready to change all the evil that the president has brought to light in American society.
However, for the rest of the world, the Biden-Harris team’s victory was also a reason to celebrate.
Bells in Paris and fireworks in London were just a few celebratory gestures in a world that breathes a sigh of relief at the end of a government that put the world on the edge of the abyss and was ready to give it the last fatal push if re-elected.
Although the last links of fascism, such as Russia, China, and Brazil, are still silent, the free world leaders came forward to congratulate the former vice president and extend a hand in collaboration for a brighter future for the rest of the globe.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he looks forward to working with the new administration, assuring that “our shared geography, common interests, deep personal connections, and strong economic ties make us close friends, partners, and allies.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also congratulated the historic achievement of Kamala Harris, who becomes the first woman and first woman of color to become vice president.
“Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we are to master the great challenges of our time,” Merkel said.
French President Emmanuel Macron also celebrated on Twitter and invited them to work together, while the Ukrainian President said the region is “optimistic” about the future that lies ahead for the world under the new U.S. administration.
From immigration policies to working together against climate change, these issues have been threatened for four years by a Trump administration that flirts with authoritarianism and fascism in disguise. The new change of government is nothing less than a breeze of fresh air for those who know what is at stake.