Recently elected Joe Biden, was yesterday sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
Biden who replaces Trump, took the oath of office which was administered by the Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, in an inauguration ceremony attended by top dignitaries and former leaders of the country.
His Vice, Kamala Harris was also sworn in during the inauguration ceremony, and becomes the first black American and first female Vice President of the United States.
Prior to the inauguration of Biden, Donald Trump had departed for Florida after giving his farewell speech earlier in the day.
His absence during the inauguration ceremony was interpreted by many to be a public show of his disapproval with the election results. He joins ex-presidents Andrew Johnson and John Adams in the record books; who had missed their successors inauguration ceremony in their time.
The newly elected U.S President had started off his political career as a member of the New Castle county council in his hometown, Delaware, fifty years ago. He will resume duties at the oval office immediately.