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Joe Biden, the oldest American president, confirmed yesterday that he does intend to announce his candidacy for a second term in the US presidency in 2024, but not immediately.

“My intention is … it has been from the beginning to be a candidate,” the 80-year-old Democrat said during an interview with ABC News.

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His wife Jill Biden told the Associated Press news agency earlier yesterday that all that remains is to decide the place and date of the announcement of his candidacy. Asked during this interview, Joe Biden avoided confirming or denying his wife.

However, he clarified that he is not in a hurry.

“There are many other things that we need to complete immediately before I start campaigning,” he said, referring to reforms his government is pushing.

Asked if his age affects his decision to run or not, he replied: “No. But it is legitimate for people to raise questions about my age. It’s perfectly legitimate.”

“What I can say is: ‘pay attention to what I’m doing,'” he added, referring to his actions during his two years in office.

If Joe Biden is re-elected, he will be 86 years old when he completes his second term. Medical tests he underwent last week showed he is “thriving” and “fit” to carry out his duties.