Celebrations took place across the globe and congratulations from world leaders for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-election Kamala Harris poured in Saturday and into Sunday after the Democratic ticket was declared the decisive winner in the 2020 election and results showed that President Donald J. Trump had been soundly \u0022fired\u0022 by the American people.\u0022Great news for progressives around the world that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have defeated Trump,\u0022 tweeted former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn from the United Kingdom, one of America\u0026#039;s longest and closest allies. \u0022Let\u0026#039;s work together internationally to build a better, fairer, greener, peaceful and more equal world.\u0022From London, the city\u0026#039;s progressive Mayor Sadiq Khan—who often clashed with Trump and denounced the U.S. president\u0026#039;s racism—congratulated both Biden and Harris on their victory. \u0022London looks forward to working with you,\u0022 Khan tweeted. \u0022It\u0026#039;s time to get back to building bridges, not walls.\u0022New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, who recently won a landslide reelection victory in her country, sent well-wishes to the incoming U.S. leaders.\u0022Congratulations President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on your victory in the U.S. presidential election,\u0022 Arden declared in an Instagram post. \u0022With so many issues facing the international community, your message of unity is one we share. New Zealand looks forward to working with you both!\u0022While Trump, as of this writing, has still refused to acknowledge his defeat or issue a concession, Slate\u0026#039;s Ben Mathis-Lilley on Saturday explained that Biden\u0026#039;s victory is quite decisive in historical terms:Defeating a sitting United States president is an extraordinarily hard thing to do, but with the vote count mounting in his favor, Biden turns out to have done it with relative ease. Per current estimates, he will receive something like 51.3 percent of the national popular vote, 3 percentage points more than Hillary Clinton and a higher total than any candidate challenging an incumbent president since FDR got 57 percent against Herbert Hoover in 1932. That’s more than Ronald Reagan got (50.7 percent) in his 1980 win over Jimmy Carter, which is still (accurately!) heralded as a paradigm shift in American politics.Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, also congratulated the pair in a Sunday statement and urged the new U.S. administration to \u0022strengthen the Palestinian-American relationship\u0022 as a way to foster \u0022peace, stability, and security\u0022 throughout the Middle East region. Israel\u0026#039;s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, meanwhile, tweeted: \u0022Joe, we\u0026#039;ve had a long \u0026amp; warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel.\u0022From Iran, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif—who criticized Trump relentlessly for imposing brutal sanctions on the Iranian people and pulling out of the international nuclear agreement that was implemented under the Obama-Biden administration—suggested it was a new day for future relations between the two nations. \u0022The American people have spoken,\u0022 said Zarif.The American people have spoken.And the world is watching whether the new leaders will abandon disastrous lawless bullying of outgoing regime—and accept multilateralism, cooperation \u0026amp; respect for law.Deeds matter mostIran\u0026#039;s record: dignity, interest \u0026amp; responsible diplomacy.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) November 8, 2020Separately, Iran\u0026#039;s Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri said his government hopes for \u0022a change in the destructive policies of the United States, a return to the rule of law and international obligations, and respect for nations\u0022 now that Trump will soon be leaving the White House.And President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that Biden must work to repair the damage done by Trump and the betrayal committed against previous international commitments made by the United States.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0022An opportunity has arisen now for the next U.S. administration to make up for the past mistakes and return to the course of commitment to international obligations by respecting international principles,\u0022 Rouhani said. \u0022The Islamic Republic,\u0022 he added, \u0022considers constructive interaction with the world to be its strategy.\u0022Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took a more hesitant approach to the U.S. election results, indicating in a Saturday statement that he would withhold his congratulations until any legal challenges related to vote count were resolved or when the results are officially certified.\u0022With regard to the U.S. election, we are going to wait until all the legal matters have been resolved,\u0022 López Obrador said at a news conference.\u0026nbsp; \u0022I can\u0026#039;t congratulate one candidate or the other. I want to wait until the electoral process is over.\u0022Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the \u0022emphatic win\u0022 by Biden and Harris in the U.S. was \u0022a demonstration of Americans\u0026#039; confidence in the leadership credentials of the former vice-president.\u0022 And in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said Trump\u0026#039;s ouster arrived at \u0022time of uncertainty and fear in world affairs\u0022 as he congratulated Biden. \u0022His election,\u0022 Buhari added, \u0022is a reminder that democracy is the best form of government because it offers the people the opportunity to change their government by peaceful means.\u0022But most people of the world—like most within the United States—have been able to see that Biden\u0026#039;s win was decisive, and despite Trump\u0026#039;s refusal to concede and his continued unhinged proclamations that he won when all the evidence shows he clearly lost, led to street celebrations both in the U.S. and abroad.As Slate reports, fireworks erupted across Europe and people across the continent were queuing up for champagne at local shops and dancing in the streets.