Democrats get the Seats

November 8th, 2006 § 0 comments

The Democrats in the US mid-term elections have got their wish and gained enough seat to wrestle control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans, and could get the Senate too.
This will mean, in theory, that the President cannot just sweep in legislation.
It could even have a (positive) effect on the USs’ foreign policy.
But, the Democrats and the Republicans are hardly chalk and cheese so don’t expect too much.

Democrats swept Republicans from power in the House of Representatives and moved to the brink of capturing the Senate, where their final victory could be delayed by a possible recount in Virginia.

Democrats rolled up gains of about 30 seats in the House in Tuesday’s elections, riding to a huge victory on a wave of public discontent with the Iraq war, corruption and Republican President George W. Bush’s leadership.

In a setback to Bush and Republicans, Democrats picked up four of the six Senate seats they needed for a majority and led in races for the other two, in Montana and Virginia, threatening to take control of both chambers of Congress for the first time in 12 years.


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