Mid-term elections 2018: Democrats take over House in setback for Trump

Mid-term elections 2018: Democrats take over House in setback for Trump

- Republicans in the United States have lost their grip on the House of Representatives during the mid-term elections

- Democrats dealt a blow to President Donald Trump by taking control of the lower chamber of Congress for the first time in eight years

- Female candidates were said to have stolen the spotlight in the midterm elections

In what appears to be a blow to President Donald Trump of the United States, democrats in that country have taken control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections.

Democrats in the United States took control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. Their success will afford them the opportunity to thwart President Trump's agenda, BBC reports.

YEN.com.gh gathers that the spotlight in the midterm elections was stolen by female candidates as a lot of them ran for office.

Twenty-nine year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, is projected to become the youngest ever congresswoman.

The democrats' success at the poll will afford them the opportunity to launch investigation into President Trump's administration and business affairs, from tax returns to potential conflicts of interest.

President Trump's plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico could also be blocked by the democrats.

Citizens of the United States of America (USA) headed to the polls for the first time since President Donald Trump was elected, with majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate hanging in the balance.

Trump had used a nationwide campaign blitz to send serious warnings about the threat posed by illegal immigration and claim credit for the rising economy of the nation.

Led by ex-president Barack Obama, the Democrats concentrated on healthcare, an issue ranked high on voters’ list of priorities and one the party leadership believes is a weakness of the Republican wing.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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