Identified the leaders in the elections to the U.S. Congress


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Identified the leaders of the vote in the midterm elections in the U.S. Congress. Preliminary results as of 10:00 MSK published a number of American media. The counting of votes continues.

According to CNN, is shown live voting in the Senate election already lead Republicans, at the moment they occupied the 51st place. For control of the upper house they had to take 50 seats. Democrats won 43 seats.

According to Fox News, the Democratic party for the first time in eight years took the majority in the lower house of Congress. At the moment they have 209 mandates, the Republicans — 194. For control of the house of representatives needs 218 seats.

According to the Associated Press, according to preliminary results of elections the number of women in the lower house broke the record of the previous convocation — they took 84 out of 435 seats. It is noted that two of them were Muslim women: a refugee from Somalia, Ilhan Omar and the daughter of Palestinian migrants Rashida Talib.

In addition, in the gubernatorial election the Republican party received the support of 24 States. Democrats elected in 19 regions, according to CNN.

In the midterm elections in the U.S. in 2018, a fully elected lower house of Congress, and 35 of 100 senators. Also, elections of the governors of 39 States and territories. In a number of States also are other local elections. The leadership of the Democrats in the House of representatives will allow them to block legislative initiatives of the White house and influence the administration of President Donald trump with the relevant committees of Congress.

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