Mexican President Says It’s Too Early To Congratulate Biden

 

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexican President, says it is too early to congratulate the United States president-elect, Joe Biden.

After securing more than the 270 required votes to win the presidency, leading American media organisations projected Biden as the next US president.

While speaking with reporters on Saturday, Obrador said he would wait for “all legal issues” in the US presidential election to be resolved before congratulating the winner.

“We don’t want to be imprudent. We don’t want to act lightly and we want to respect people’s self-determination and rights,” Obrador said.

“We have a very good relationship with the two candidates. President Trump has been very respectful with us and we have reached very good agreements, and we thank him because he has not interfered and has respected us. And the same goes for Biden.”