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Putin explained why he does not congratulate Biden on winning the election

For the first time, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the reasons why he has not yet congratulated prospective US President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory. According to him, there is no ulterior motive in this and it is a question of "political custom." What is this custom and why Putin, one of the first to congratulate Trump in 2016, is in no hurry now, the newspaper said. with the BBC.

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“We will work with anyone who has the confidence of the American people. But to whom this trust has been placed should either be indicated with the help of political custom when one of the parties recognizes the victory of the other, or the final results of the elections must be summed up in a legitimate, legal way, "Putin explained.

“There are no problems for us here. Well, purely formal things should be done in accordance with established practice and with the legal side of the case. There is no ulterior motive here and nothing that would be unusual or could underlie the further destruction of our relationship. This is a purely formal aspect of the matter, ”he added.

13 November China after a long silence sent congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden on his victory... Thus, Vladimir Putin remained the only major world leader who still refrains from recognizing Biden as the winner.

Russia's long silence is gaining so much attention as, since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, Vladimir Putin was one of the first leaders to congratulate the Republican candidate.

However, this really happened after Trump announced that his rival Hillary Clinton called him and admitted defeat.

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On November 9, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced that congratulations would be sent after the official summing up of the election results.

Comparing the new elections with the events of 2016, he said: “The difference is clear. You see that there are certain legal procedures ahead, which were announced by the incumbent president. This is what makes the situation different. Therefore, we consider it correct to wait for the official announcement after all. "

Donald Trump's team has filed a whole package of lawsuits demanding to invalidate the elections or part of the ballots, mainly cast in places where Democrats prevail. However, so far none of them were successful... Experts agree that Trump will no longer be able to keep his post.

The rejection of the next claim became known on Saturday, November 21, late in the evening. A federal court in Pennsylvania refused to invalidate millions of mailed votes.

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“Tense and unfounded legal arguments and speculative accusations were presented to the court,” Judge Matthew Brann wrote in his decision.

Nearly all of the states where Trump has filed lawsuits are already preparing to announce the election results. Michigan and Pennsylvania should do it today, November 23, and Nevada tomorrow.

According to the Constitution, all states must announce the official results of the presidential elections no later than December 8th. Then on December 14, an electoral college vote will take place, according to which the next head of the White House will be elected for the next 4 years. On January 6, the results of this vote will be approved by Congress, and on January 20, the newly elected president will take the oath and take office.

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