January 29, 2023
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USA: Democrats win in Georgia, giving Biden a strong Senate majority

Re-elected by the state of Georgia – with the victory of Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock. America (USA), This Tuesday (6/12), – President Joe Biden’s party unified His 51-seat majority in the US Senate. As the head of state loses control of the chamber, the strengthening of the Upper House has implications.

Warnock, a preacher, defeated former football star Herschel Walker Republican PartyIn short races in the second round, valid for midterm elections.

As a result, the Democratic Party won 51 of the 100 seats in the Upper House. The new set, valid from January 3, represents a place where the legend is now, considering the two independent names that always vote with the abbreviation.

Victory keeps balance in US Congress. Democrats already had control of the Senate, while their opponents won the House.

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“Tonight, Georgia voters stood up for our democracy, rejected ultra-Magicism, and most importantly, sent a good man back to the Senate. Here’s to six more years,” Biden celebrated on Twitter.

Republican gains were consolidated in the House as Republicans were guaranteed 221 seats compared to 213 for Republicans. All 435 seats were renewed in this year’s by-elections, and 218 representatives had to be elected to hold more seats.

Mid-term elections

The controversy defines the second half of Joe Biden’s administration and could affect the 2024 presidential election.

Expectations were that a great “red” wave would sweep the US Congress. It’s common for a U.S. president to be elected with a House majority and lose the lead in the midterm elections—happened in every administration since Bill Clinton: George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

However, the assessment did not perform with the expected vigor.

Midterms are considered a good barometer of an incumbent president’s popular rating. The situation does not bode well for Biden, who has a 40% approval rating, according to the Gallup Institute — which also indicates that 79% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the direction of the country.