US midterm elections: Republicans dominate House, close battle in Senate, ‘good day for democracy’ for Biden

Joe Biden’s Democratic Party fared better than expected in the US midterm elections. According to projections, the Republican camp is dominating the chamber by registering several victories, but its progress has been less than expected. In the Senate, the two parties are in a pocket handkerchief, so full control of Congress has yet to be won by Republicans, but a House with a Republican majority would be enough to limit or block all of President Joe Biden’s policies.

John Fetterman’s victory in Pennsylvania swings the Senate in favor of Democrats. In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis is establishing Republican dominance in the state and his personal ambitions for the White House.

Good day for democracy

Turnout during the last mid-term election was lower than in 2018, but it was the second highest in 50 years. This remarkable rally is explained by inflation, which is the highest in 40 years and which may have encouraged people to vote against Biden’s policy. For their part, Democrats have rallied to defend abortion rights.

Former President Donald Trump, who is tipped to run for president in 2024, has seen some of the candidates he supports lose the election.

A red wave, not a tidal wave

So it’s not”Red tide“, the color of Republicans, as some of them predicted, but the House of Representatives is on track to be controlled by Republicans, although Democrats have defeated them in several close contests.

At 6pm (Belgium time), according to CNN, the Democrats trailed the Republicans by 184 with 202 of 435 seats, with a majority set at 218.

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If they regain control of Congress, Republicans could block an increase in U.S. military aid to Ukraine, but analysts believe they could slow it down, not cut it off completely.

Different reactions

The atmosphere in the White House improved by the hour, and advisers who had been nervous earlier in the evening showed themselves more smiling later. On Wednesday morning, Joe Biden’s chief of staff was pleased with the results and joked: “Never underestimate how underrated ‘Team Biden’ is.”

It is clear that we will capture the House of Representatives“: Republican Tenor Kevin McCarthy voiced his hopes Tuesday into Wednesday night as the results continued to roll in.

“It’s not as big a wave as I expected. Some tight polls have gone the other way for now.” Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz said he also had a prediction Red Tsunami“.

Fetterman, a Democrat, wrested a key senatorial seat in Pennsylvania

It will take days or even weeks for a majority to emerge in the Senate, where Democrats held the slimmest of majorities before the election. For now, the two camps are tied: Democrats have 48 seats, Republicans have 100. With the victory of John Fetterman, who will face Trump’s candidacy in Pennsylvania, the Democratic Party has won an important seat in Pennsylvania. .

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