Democrats take control of Joe Biden’s US Senate by surprise – International
The Democratic Party won control of the US Senate by fifty seats, ahead of the imminent victory of Representative Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, according to forecasts Saturday. Thus, President Joe Biden’s party controls the majority of the Senate, compared to 49 Republicans have so far, according to US media estimates.
The second round of elections in Georgia, which will take place on December 6, will determine which party gets the final undecided seat in this midterm election. Even if the Republicans win Georgia’s hard-fought election, the Democratic Party will maintain the majority, as House Speaker Kamala Harris has a casting vote in the event of a tie in the Senate.
And the expectations of the American media currently indicate that the Republicans will win 211 seats out of the 218 seats required to obtain a majority in the House of Representatives, while the Democratic Party won 204 seats.
Masto’s victory follows that of Mark Kelly, who won the seat after a long contest in Arizona, which left the Democratic Party just one seat away from maintaining control of the Senate, an advantage confirmed this Saturday with victory in Nevada. However, in Arizona, the dispute between the two gubernatorial candidates, Republican Carrie Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs, is not closed.
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