Congressional elections strengthened the position of Democrats, said the expert

© REUTERS / Cathal McnaughtonСторонники Republican Ted Cruz in Houston, Texas, USA. November 6, 2018Congressional elections strengthened the position of Democrats, said the expert© REUTERS / Cathal Mcnaughton

Preliminary results of the elections in the U.S. Congress, where Democrats took control of the lower house means the strengthening of the position of the democratic party, told RIA Novosti head of the Center Voyenno-political researches of the Institute of USA and Canada studies, Vladimir Batiuk.

On Tuesday, November 6, was held the mid-term elections in the U.S. Congress. According to the latest projections, the Republicans retained the majority in the U.S. Senate, securing at least 52 seats in the required 50, however, lost its majority in the house of representatives.

«The house of representatives in democratic hands, effectively under the control of the President remained only the upper chamber — the Senate. The victory of the ruling party, however. Election results will be interpreted by the Democrats is quite different, on the contrary, as evidence that the people have rejected Donald trump and need to prepare for new battles,» — said the expert.

According to him, the situation is very diverse.

«Quite possibly, someone from the Republicans even have a desire to defect to the enemy camp. Democrats still maintain a strong position and control of the lower house of Congress means strengthening those positions,» said Batiuk.