22 Oct 2015

Biden will not run for White House

5:43 am on 22 October 2015

US Vice President Joe Biden has announced he will not run for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 White House race.

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Photo: AFP

Making a surprise announcement in the White House Rose Garden, Mr Biden said there was not enough time left for him to mount a successful campaign.

He said it would be a mistake for Democrats to turn their backs on President Barack Obama's legacy.

Though he will not be a candidate, he said he "will not be silent".