Democrats retain Senate majority

The Democratic Party managed to retain a majority in the Senate following the midterm elections, after winning key races in Nevada, Arizona and New Hampshire.

In Nevada, Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto defeated former Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the day after Democratic Senator Mark Kelly was re-elected at the expense of Republican Blake Masters.

Both GOP candidates were backed by former President Donald Trump.

The Democrats now hold 50 seats in the Senate against 49 for the Republicans, knowing that the upper house of Congress is composed of 100 seats.

All the spotlight will now be on Georgia, where a runoff between Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker will be held on December 6.

If Walker wins in Georgia, Vice President Kamala Harris will have a vote, thereby swinging the majority to the Democratic side.

US President Joe Biden, who is in Cambodia to take part in the Southeast Asia Summit, expressed his happiness after his party managed to retain its majority in the Senate.

“Congratulations to Senator Schumer, he got the majority again,” Biden said, referring to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

“We’re now focused on Georgia,” Biden added, calling his party’s results “a reflection of the quality of our candidates.”

When it comes to the House of Representatives, Republicans seem to be slowly closing in on a narrow majority.

The GOP has won 211 of the 218 seats it needs to secure a majority so far, compared to 203 for the Democrats.

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