US election result means ‘bad day for Putin’
Minor gains for Republicans in the US midterm elections would be a huge blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s what Mart de Cruyff, retired lieutenant general of the Royal Dutch Army thinks. He hoped Trump could make a lot of voter turnout, but that didn’t happen. The red wave isn’t imminent, but many Republicans who don’t support Trump have also won seats.
This is difficult for Putin, because it would be beneficial to him if there was less support within the US policy for arms supplies to Ukraine. All in all, it’s a bad day for Putin. You have seen the emergence of a trend between Republicans and Democrats that this support should not be unlimited. However, the current results point in the other direction and this support will continue.
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At the time of writing, Republicans were trading gains in the House. There is also consensus that the “red wave”, the color of the Republicans, did not materialize. The battle for control of the Senate has not yet been decided, so it is not yet possible to predict what the consequences of the vote will be in the next two years.
Democrats led by President Joe Biden now have a majority in both houses of Parliament. In the US House of Representatives, Republicans are heading for 224 out of 435 seats, according to The New York Times (The New York Times), 6 seats too much for a majority. This is the weakest by-election result for a party not supplying the president since 2002, according to the newspaper.
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