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Trump’s partial defeat

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09.11.2018

The American electorate delivered a partial defeat to Trump’s Republican Party in the most expensive midterm elections in the country’s history. And yet, Trump has been trying to create the impression that the polls were a “tremendous success” for the Republicans as they retained their majority in the Senate, with 51 seats in a house of 100 senators.

The Republican Party lost its majority in the lower House of Representatives after eight years. The Democrats have now resumed control of the house, winning 223 out of 435 seats. By putting the Democrats in the majority in Congress, voters have given them an opportunity to use its investigative powers to put new checks on Trump and his agenda.

It will now become far more difficult for Trump to push through its right-wing agenda in Congress. The victory of the Democrats is likely to bring the question of Trump’s impeachment back on the agenda and have serious political consequences for the US president. The election results reflect the mood that exists in society. The real battles are taking place on the streets and in workplaces, not in the Senate or Congress. Trump is also worried by the mass movements and protests that are taking place on the streets.

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