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Republicans win majority in U.S. House of Representatives

Nov 17, 2022

The results of the midterm elections by a slim margin, the Republican Party gets a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, where before that Democrats had a majority.

This is reported by several American media, including The Washington Post.

To take a majority in the lower house, the Republicans had to beat the Democrats by at least 5 seats - and they did it, getting 218 seats compared with 211 for the Democrats. In the United States, the president's party almost always loses seats in the legislature after the first half of his term, so Republicans, amid economic problems and record prices, hoped for a crushing loss for the Democrats - but those hopes were not realized, as opponents successfully mobilized voters on abortion rights and threats to democracy and held a majority in the Senate.


Regardless, this change is expected to complicate the second half of Biden's presidential term, as Republicans have been given the ability to launch investigations or block bills.

Kevin McCarthy could be the new Republican speaker, but the competition between the parties for the position is not yet finalized.

In the Senate, Democrats still retained their majority, confirming victory in the race for eight of the nine seats where Republicans had a chance to win. The results of the contest for the last of these seats will be determined by the results in Georgia.

Author - Olena Madiak, 17/11/2022

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