Washington: Democrat Joe Biden on Saturday defeated incumbent Republican U.S President Donald Trump in the closely-fought presidential election, according to American media projections.
The 77-year-old former U.S vice president will become the 46th president of the United States, 'CNN' reported, after a victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win.
With Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes, Biden now has a total of 273 electoral votes.
Before becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, Biden served as vice president under former President Barack Obama.
He is also Delaware's longest-serving senator.
Senator Kamala Harris, 56, who is of Indian origin, has become the first ever woman vice president-elect of the United States. She would also be the country's first Indian-origin, first Black and first African American vice president of the country.
Biden and Kamala would be sworn in as the President and Vice President of the country on January 20.