►2:35 p.m.: Stock markets hail Joe Biden’s probable victory
The markets are reacting positively to the Democratic candidate’s advance. The panorama sketched by the partial accounts – a Democratic president with a Republican Senate – seems to their liking.
Europe remained in good spirits at mid-session: Paris gained 0.86%, Frankfurt 1.53%, London 0.48%, around 1:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. GMT). Wall Street was also enthusiastic about trading before the opening: the Dow Jones rose 1.44% and the broader S&P 500 index by 1.85%.
The Asian stock markets set the tone for the day by progressing sharply at the close: in Tokyo, the Nikkei index rose 1.73%. In China, the Shanghai index gained 1.30% and that of Shenzhen 1.67%, while in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index climbed 3.25%.
► 2:17 p.m .: Donald Trump accused of “abuse of power”
OSCE international election observers accuse Donald Trump “Blatant abuse of power” for requesting that the counting of the ballots be stopped before the end of the process. “What is really disturbing is that the American head of state called for the end of the count in the middle of the presidential pageantry of the White House, that is to say with all the badges of power, because of his alleged victory. It was a blatant abuse of power ”, denounced the German deputy Michael Georg Link, coordinator of the international observers responsible for monitoring the election, in an interview with the German daily Stuttgarter Zeitung.
He also reiterated that the “Accusations of manipulation are baseless”. The OSCE had already spoken the day before “Unfounded allegations” of the American president who accused the Democrats of him “steal” his victory by casting votes after the polls close.
►1:30 p.m .: World reactions to the US election
Germany. Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is worried about “Very explosive situation” and warns against “A constitutional crisis” in the country.
Brazil. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been very blunt: “You know who I support, I was clear”, he told supporters outside the presidential palace in Brasilia. “I have a good relationship with Trump. I hope he will be reelected ”.
UK. London assured that ties between the UK and the US are “Will strengthen whoever wins the election”, while noting the disagreement over the Paris climate agreement.
Slovenia. Prime Minister Janez Jansa congratulated Donald Trump on his election even before the end of the vote count. “It is clear that the Americans elected Donald Trump”, he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
Iran. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mocked him on the same social network. ” show “ that he thinks the US presidential election offers.
► 12:20 p.m .: CNN still does not predict a winner
The United States is waking up and two days after the election CNN still can’t predict which Joe Biden or Donald Trump will win, “The race for the White House is still too hotly contested. “
Americans are still looking at the last five states that have yet to decide: Alaska, Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
► 11 am: Violence to come?
Businesses in several major cities, including Washington, Los Angeles and New York, have barricaded themselves in anticipation of possible post-election violence.
So far there have been scuffles in Washington and Portland, and pro-Trump protesters have called for an end to the vote counts at an Arizona polling station.
If the demonstrations are peaceful for the moment, the threat of a radicalization of the debate looms in a country more fractured than ever.
► 10 am: Jean-Yves Le Drian: We will need a “new transatlantic relationship”
The United States and the European Union will have to build a “New transatlantic relationship” after the American presidential election, whatever the result, said Thursday the head of French diplomacy Jean-Yves Le Drian, noting that Europe had affirmed its “Sovereignty for four years” while refusing to take a stand between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
“The choice of a president is up to the Americans. Then we will have to work with the elected personality and with the new American government, no matter what. “
Democratic candidate Joe Biden is currently winning 264 voters. Republican candidate Donald Trump currently has 214 major voters, according to American media. Whoever wins 270 or more of these large voters will be elected.
► 8:45 am: Tristan Cabello, historian, observes a “fine performance” by Donald Trump on the Latin vote
During a live exchange on the Instagram account of The cross with Alexis Buisson, correspondent in New York, the historian specializing in the United States Tristan Cabello delivered a first analysis based on the first results of the presidential election.
“What a great performance Donald Trump did on the Latin vote, he stressed, He turned out to be a fine strategist. During the campaign, he kept talking about “Joe the Red” and wanted to pass off the Democratic candidate, known to be rather centrist, to a socialist of the extreme left. It seems that this speech has finally taken very well with the Cuban and Latin American population of South Florida. It was very well played. “
To review his intervention on Instagram, it’s here.
► 8:15 a.m .: How the election works
What is a “swing state”? Who are the big voters? How does postal voting work? The cross has compiled the articles that help to understand this election and better understand the results.
► 7:50 a.m .: Arrests in Oregon during a demonstration
Oregon Police and National Guard forces hunted down hundreds of far-left protesters in central Portland on Wednesday evening and made at least ten arrests. This city in the northwest of the United States, which has been the scene of protests since the summer, has been placed on heightened alert by the governor of Oregon, Kate Brown.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said the situation of “Generalized violence” which prevailed legally corresponded to a riot, after the arrest of a man suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail.
► 7:25 a.m .: States whose results are still awaited
Five states have yet to deliver their verdict. The results are still undecided in Alaska, Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
If Joe Biden wins in Nevada (6 big voters at stake), Georgia (16) or Pennsylvania (20), he would reach the number of 270 to become the 46e President of the United States.
► 7 hours: A record participation
Never before have so many Americans participated in the presidential election: 160 million voters voted, an estimated turnout of 66.9%, up from 59.2% in 2016, according to the US Elections Project.
Many states have been overwhelmed by the deluge of mailed bulletins, encouraged by the health crisis. Opening the envelopes and scanning these ballots will take several days in some cities.
► 6:45 a.m .: Pro-Trump demonstrators protest outside a counting office
In Arizona, dozens of pro-Trump supporters demonstrated outside a vote counting office, demanding to stop counting mail-in votes.
► 6:30 am: Demonstrations in New York, to “count all the votes”
Our correspondent in New York filmed a demonstration in Manhattan asking to “count all the votes” in response to statements by Donald Trump who wanted to stop the counting operations.
► 6 a.m .: If elected, Joe Biden agrees to join the Paris agreement on the first day of his presidency
Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden has pledged to join the Paris climate agreement, which the United States has officially just left.
“Today, the Trump administration officially left the Paris climate agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden government will join him ”, he tweeted, referring to January 20, 2021, when the next president will take office.
Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will join it. https://t.co/L8UJimS6v2
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 5, 2020
► 5:30 a.m .: Joe Biden draws closer to victory
Democratic candidate Joe Biden is at the gates of the White House after precious victories in two key states against Donald Trump, who for his part engaged in a real judicial guerrilla war.
With Wisconsin and Michigan in his pocket, second and third states taken from Donald Trump with Arizona, Joe Biden now has 264 voters. If he won Nevada (6) he would reach the magic number of 270 to become the 46e President of the United States.
► 5:25 a.m .: Image. Cubans against “Biden the socialist”
On November 3, Trumpist activists of Cuban origin carried posters against “Biden the socialist”.
► 5:20 a.m .: Donald Trump’s legal action in Pennsylvania
Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to have the counting suspended in key Pennsylvania state, where he is only a short head ahead of rival Joe Biden according to partial results, his campaign manager announced.