Author(s): Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/15/feature/politics/us-midterm-elections-bad-news-for-sisi/
The Democratic Party chalked up victories across the United States in the midterm elections on November 6, gaining control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years.
The Democrats needed to gain 23 seats to seize the House majority. So far, they have picked up at least 34 seats, giving them a majority of 229 seats to 198 for the Republicans, with eight races still undecided. Once all the absentee and provisional ballots are counted, the Democrats could win close to 40 seats, according to the Associated Press.
Meanwhile, the Republicans gained one seat in the Senate, giving them a majority of 51 seats in the upper chamber to 47 for the Democrats, with two races still undecided.
The outcome of the midterms breaks up the Republican monopoly in Washington and has dealt a blow to President Donald Trump midway through his first term in office. But what are the ramifications on US foreign policy? And, more specifically, what do the midterm election results mean for Egypt?
The answer is open-ended.
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