5 key-facts about the US midterm elections 2018

5 key-facts about the US midterm elections 2018

1)Democrats won the House, while Republicans managed to hold on to power in the Senate.

After almost 10 years in the shade, the democrats now have their hands on the real levers of political power. What follows will be a difficult test for the Trump presidency.

2) The main candidate for the post of Speaker of the House is 78-year-old Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi previously held the post from 2003 to 2011. After the Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives, she headed the Democrats in the lower house of Congress.

Pelosi has already promised that the Democrats will try to find solutions that will unite the country, stressing that Americans are already fed up with ‘disagreements’.

3) Donald Trump characterized the preliminary results of the elections as a ‘tremendous success’.

Trump also tweeted a Ben Stein quote celebrating the Republican’s Senate victory and the president’s “Magic”.

4) The globalist media is suggesting ‘serious consequences ‘ for Donald Trump

Even before the elections, CNBC, CNN and other major Democrat-orientated media sources had already started to publish forecasts about Trump’s future (or lack thereof) in the event of a Democratic victory. The Democrats can now officially start an investigation against the president and members of his cabinet. The Democrats are choosing the President’s elusive tax declarations as their point of attack. In addition, representatives of the Democratic Party could provide legislative protection for special prosecutor Robert Muller.

The Dems will also be able to check the GOP on economic issues, such as taxes and health care. However, the reshuffle has also opened new possibilities to combine efforts on more or less agreed upon issues such as reducing the price of medicines and improving infrastructure. To date, the Trump administration had been pushing these issues with difficulty, but Pelosi has identified both issues as priorities for the Democratic Party as well.

5) The First Muslim woman elected to Congress / the first openly gay governor elected in Colorado / a record quantity of women deputies in the House

Though Jared Polis had already been elected to the House in 2008, this is the first time in US history that an openly gay man has been elected for the post of Governor.

Tuesday’s elections also saw the first Muslim woman elected to Congress: Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib and Somali-American Ilhan Omar.

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