The General Affairs Office of the U.S. Administration is ready to begin the procedure of transferring presidential power in the country.
The current president of the USA Donald Trump, for several weeks denying the victory of the candidate from the Democratic party Joseph Biden in the USA elections, finally agreed to act “according to the protocol”.
Earlier, the U.S. General Affairs Administration announced that it was ready to begin the process of transferring presidential power in the country. The head of the department Emily Murphy wrote about this in a letter to President-elect Biden on Monday, November 23.
Donald Trump responded on Twitter: “In the interests of our country, I recommend that Emily and her team do what is necessary, in accordance with the original protocols. I recommended that my team do the same,” Trump wrote.
Joe Biden was declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election by the U.S. media on November 7, based on available data – by that time the majority of votes had already been counted. The official state balloting results will be announced in December. The inauguration ceremony of the new president is scheduled for January 20.
Acting U.S. president Donald Trump still does not officially admit defeat, claiming that the results of the presidential election were rigged. He has initiated a number of lawsuits to obtain a review of voting results in several states.