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Mid-term elections: Biden hails “good day for democracy” | Midterm elections in the United States

Mid-term elections: Biden hails "good day for democracy" |  Midterm elections in the United States

We had elections yesterday. And I think this is a good day for democracy. And I think it’s a good day for AmericaSpeaking at a press conference at the White House, the president welcomed the vote Obviously without interference.

He also reiterated purpose To run for a second term in 2024, he said he would confirm it Early next year.

Although the final election results are still unknown, Joe Biden enjoyed a good performance by Democrats and sent a strong message to Republicans.

While the press and pundits were predicting a massive red wave, it didn’t happenWhile he agreed, he underlined the Republican Party color disappointment Many voters, especially regarding inflation.

Joe Biden said a day after the midterm elections that his party had limited its losses in a traditionally tough poll for the incumbent, seen as a test of his political future.

said the Democratic leader Willing to work with the Republican oppositionIt is said that it is open to all Good ideasBut he set several red lines on Social Security, abortion and climate change.

The red wave Didn’t happen

Nearly 24 hours after the first polling stations closed, America is still waiting to learn the fate of several decisive and hotly contested polls, such as Arizona or Nevada.

But Republicans are well on their way to narrowly controlling the House of Representatives, while the fate of the Senate is up in the air.

Cautiously, the major American media have avoided announcing their predictions for control of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives, with a majority at 218.

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The red wave It didn’t go the way Republicans expected, arguably losing a springboard to Donald Trump’s bid to regain the White House.

Quiet throughout the morning, the former president made a rare confession on his social network Truth Social, accepting the results. Somewhat disappointing.

Ron DeSantis, the re-elected governor of Florida, has been selected as the Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential election, against a certain Donald Trump.

Photo: Reuters/Marco Bello

Many of his lieutenants were beaten. And one of his potential rivals for the Republican nomination, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 44, stole the show by winning re-election in a landslide.

Republican tenor Kevin McCarthy, who should succeed Nancy Pelosi as the next Speaker of the House in the event of a victory, assured him that his party would. Take over the House of RepresentativesTuesday to Wednesday night.

Expected results

If the victory is confirmed, the Republicans have already announced the color: they will try to dismantle Joe Biden’s program and promise to open investigations into his management of power.

In the Senate, where Democrats hold such a slim majority before the election, a majority could take days, even weeks.

Arizona and Nevada have yet to be decided in the evening.

And in Georgia, as in 2020, voters will go into overtime, with none of the candidates — pastor Raphael Warnock, current senator and former American football star Herschel Walker — breaking the 50% vote mark.

A new ballot is already scheduled for December 6.

Democrats took one of the most contested seats on the ballot from Republicans, won by John Fetterman in Pennsylvania.

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On the side of governors, after taking two positions from Republicans (in Maryland and Massachusetts), the Democratic camp did not say its last word in Arizona, where the result of the race between Lake Trumpcarey is the favorite, and Democrat Katie Hobbs is unknown.

In this situation, technical problems arose, but local officials on Wednesday insisted that the election was not rigged.

In addition, defenders of the right to abortion are happy to register victories historicalDuring a June referendum held in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling, including in ultra-conservative Kentucky.

Americans have They sent a clear and unequivocal message to protect our democracy and protect the right to vote in this countryPresident Biden emphasized.