Biden-Harris hold promise for restoring the US and refreshing the Democratic Party

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris face the task of healing a nation at odds with itself.

Mr Biden Ms Harris may be the right pair at the right time.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON - It is hard to overstate the significance, both in the United States and globally, of the election not just of 77-year-old Joe Biden, but also of vice-president elect Kamala Harris, 56.

The Democratic Party is in desperate need of generational change. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 80. Senator minority leader Chuck Schumer is 69.

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