With a week to go, the Conservatives managed to win the 218 seats they needed to beat the Democrats
Elections in the US: the The Republican Party reached the majority and will control the House of Representatives in Congress (REUTERS)
Eight days before Super Tuesday, the midterm elections in the United States< /b>, the Republican Party won a majority in the House of Representatives, reported the media AP, CNN, Bloomberg , NBC and CBS.
The Conservative Party managed to win the threshold of 218 seats out of 435. This scenario will give the party an opposition base in the legislature against the agenda of President Joe Biden and his party, and ends the second term of Democrat Nancy Pelosi as president of the lower house.
In any case, the Republican majority reached this Wednesday is much less than the one the party expected in the run-up to the elections, which determined that the Democrats will maintain control of the Senate.
“The Republicans have officially overturned the House of the People! Americans are ready for a new direction, celebrated Kevin McCarthy”, celebrated the leader of the bloc in the House on his Twitter account.
Kevnin McCarthy Tweet (Twitter: @GOPLeader)
Joe Biden congratulated the opposition party on their victory and said he was “ready to work with House Republicans to get results for working families.” “Last week's elections demonstrated the strength and resilience of American democracy”, he added and stressed that “there was a strong rejection of electoral deniers, political violence and intimidation. There was an emphatic declaration that in the United States the will of the people prevails.”
So far, the Democrats has secured210 seats -with a net loss of 11 seats compared to the previous elections- and the majority of the Republicans in the House of Representatives will be one of the least comfortable in decades. It was a district in the state of California that gave the GOP the upper hand.
Despite the fact that foresees a Republican victory in this body, it has not yet been confirmed given the delay in the recount of the votes on the west coast (REUTERS)
There is still a definition of eight seats in the House, belonging to the states of California, Alaska and Colorado.
Regarding the Senate, this Saturday the projections gave the victory to the Democrats with 50 seats his favor, against the 49 of the Republicans. To this figure is added the advantage that the progressives have in the tie-breaking vote of the country's vice president Kamala Harris, who can play in their favor when necessary.
In turn, this Wednesday, the veteran Republican senatorMitch McConnell was re-elected as leader of his party in the Upper House for the next term that will be in force since January with the new legislature. The politician got 37 votes for him and just 10 against, giving him a sweeping victory over Florida Sen. Rick Scott.
Mitch McConnell was re-elected as the leader of the Republicans in the US Senate (REUTERS)
For the Lower House, the Republican party appointed Kevin McCarthy-current leader of the conservative minority- as the next leader. The California state congressman won the majority support of his colleagues on Tuesday in a secret ballot.
“We are going to have the ability to change America,” he announced.
“We are going to have the ability to change America,” Kevin McCarthy announced after being elected as Speaker of the US House of Representatives (REUTERS)
Trump seeks the White House
In the midst of these definitions and without confirmation -at that time- of his victory over the Lower House, former PresidentDonald Trump announced on Tuesday his candidacy for the presidency in 2024.< /p>
After insinuating for months his intentions to seek a new cycle in the White House, Trump assured at his residence in Mar-a-Lago that he wants to return to Washington to restore “glory to a country in decline and invaded by millions of people of other places.”
Former President Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency in 2024 (REUTERS)
This third presidential run for the businessman comes at a time of political vulnerability after the wave of votes he expected gave throughout the country last week did not get the strength they longed for. The Republican votes -especially for those candidates he himself won during the primaries- failed to meet his expectations.
In turn, within the party, Trump is no more an undisputed leader. On the contrary, the figure of Ron de Santis -recently re-elected governor of Florida- is increasingly positioned as one of the GOP's favorite candidates for the White House.
(With information from EFE, AP, CNN, Bloomberg, NBC and CBS)
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