Kamala Harris And Joe Biden Are TIME Person Of The Year For 2020

56-year-old Harris was also named among world’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes for 2020.

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TIME magazine has named US President and Vice-President elects Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as Person of The Year for 2020. The announcement was made by the magazine on Thursday, alongside a cover featuring Biden and Harris, captioned "Changing American Story". In an election whose result was anticipated worldwide, 78-year-old Biden defeated US President (now outgoing) Donald Trump, alongside his running mate Kamala Harris, who will be the first woman and first person of colour to become US Vice-President.


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56-year-old Harris was also named among world’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes for 2020. On being asked in an interview with TIME what her mother Shyamala Harris would say as her daughter prepares to take oath next year, Harris said that she would be very proud "And she would be very focused on the issues of the day and knowing that I would take seriously the responsibility that I have and will have to address those issues.”


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Speaking about her plan of action once she takes up US Vice President's post, Harris told TIME, "We are in the midst of an economic crisis that’s being compared to the Great Depression. A long overdue reckoning on racial injustice. And a climate crisis. We have to be able to multi­task, just like any parent or any human being does."


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Harris has not only become the first female, black, and South-Asian Vice-President elect of the United States, she will also be the first Indian-American Vice-President of the United States. She became the second African American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate, after contesting and winning in 2016.

Harris served as the Attorney General of California between 2011 and 2017. In 2004, she ran for the seat of District Attorney of San Francisco and won, thus becoming the first person of color to be elected as District Attorney of San Francisco.

"I will be the first, but I will not be the last," Harris said in her speech after winning the 2020 elections.

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