It is projected that Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States. In a victory speech on Saturday, the President Elect called for unity and asked those who did not vote for him to give him a chance.
California Sen. Kamala Harris, the Vice President Elect, will make history as the first woman, the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent to become VP. Her father, Donald Harris, is an economist from Jamaica and her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, is a scientist from India.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has issued congratulations to President Elect Joe Biden and VP Elect Kamala Harris. He also took time on twitter to express pride in Kamala’s Jamaican roots.