Joe Biden, born in 1942, is the 46th president of the United States of America since January 20, 2021, a member of the moderate area of the Democratic Party.
In 1972, at the age of 29, he was elected for the first time federal senator representing Delaware, making him the seventh-youngest member of the upper house in United States history.
Biden held the position continuously until 2009, when he resigned to assume the duties of vice president under the administration of Barack Obama. In 2017 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Honors, the country's highest civilian honor.
In the 2020 presidential election, he received the most votes in history, over 81 million, prevailing over outgoing head of state Donald Trump. Taking office at the age of 78, Joe Biden is the oldest US president ever elected, as well as the second of the Catholic faith and the first from Delaware.
His early presidency has been focused on actions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, address a recession economy and growing political polarization, and work toward passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, a comprehensive stimulus package economic.
In foreign policy, he has reaffirmed America's commitment to NATO as a means of containing the growing influence of China and Russia and, in April 2021, announced the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September, which he completed on 31 August 2021.