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Nov 07, 2018
5:44PM

US: Democrats retake control of House, Republicans hold Senate majority

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In the United States Midterm elections, opposition Democrats have captured the House of Representatives while President Donald Trump's Republican Party retains its majority in the Senate. 

Breaking the Republican monopoly on power, Democrats had already picked up over two dozen seats in the House- more than the 23 needed to take control of the 435 member House for the first time in eight years. 

By capturing the House of Representatives, the Democrats may exert a major institutional check on Trump and break the Republican monopoly in Washington. 

Mr Trump has expressed satisfaction over the results and described this as tremendous success.

Seventy-eight-year-old Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is expected to be re-elected as Speaker of House of Representatives.

In the outgoing House, the Republicans had 235 seats while the Democrats 193. The new House would come into being next January.

At least 90 women won their elections, with the majority being Democrats. 

The ruling Republican Party retained its majority in the 100-member Senate where it currently has a razor-thin majority of 51-49 seats. 

The crucial polls, marking the first major voter test of Trump, is seen as a referendum on his controversial policies, including those on immigration.

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