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World Poland awaiting developments in U.S. before recognising Biden

10:40  24 november  2020
10:40  24 november  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will wait to see how the political and legal situation develops in the United States before recognising Joe Biden as the new president, Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said on Tuesday.

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie sitting at a table: FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden attends briefing on national security in Wilmington, Delaware © Reuters/TOM BRENNER FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden attends briefing on national security in Wilmington, Delaware

Biden's victory on Nov. 3 is awkward for Warsaw's right-wing conservative government, which set great store by its relationship with Trump, securing a pledge of a permanent U.S. military deployment, while straining the tolerance of Brussels and European Union allies over its handling of democratic values.

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Even the US won't recognize him as president until the inauguration, which comes quite a while after the official results. Exactly . NO countries will formally recognize Biden until he is sworn in. Some may talk with him in the interem, but they are under the guise of congratulatitory calls, and not formal

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After weeks of fruitless legal campaigns, President Donald Trump's administration on Monday cleared the way for Biden to transition to the White House, giving him access to briefings and funding, while vowing to continue fighting the result.

Poland's president has congratulated Biden on a successful campaign, but Warsaw has not officially recognised him as the next U.S. president.

Asked when he would do so, Rau noted that the Electoral College, which formally elects the president, did not meet until Dec. 14, and that legal challenges could continue until the inauguration on Jan. 20.

"It depends on the political and legal developments in the United States itself," he told public radio.

During the election campaign, Biden accused Trump of backing authoritarian leaders around the world, citing Poland among others.

(Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko and Anna Koper; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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