The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said it was too early to congratulate Joe Biden, President-elect of the United States.
After getting above the 270 required votes to emerge as the 46th President of the United States, top American media organisations projected Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump, who has not accepted the election, has filed multiple lawsuits in a bid challenge Biden’s victory.
While speaking with reporters recently, Obrador said he would wait for “all legal issues” in the United States presidential election to be resolved before he can congratulate the winner.
Obrador said: “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.
“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.”
Since the mainstream media’s projection of Joe Biden as the next US president, world leaders have been divided over Biden’s triumph.
While Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau; Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin; Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari have congratulated Biden, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China Xi Jinping have not talked about Biden’s victory.