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Record women won in US midterm elections

The high-stakes 2018 midterm elections in the US delivered several significant firsts as millions came out in record numbers to elect the first two Muslim women to Congress, the youngest woman ever in Congress and the nation's first openly gay governor.

- Economic Times

Financial Times

US elections: Trump calls for collaboration with Democrats

Donald Trump issued a call for bipartisanship on Wednesday in the face of two years of battles with Democrats following their capture of House of Representatives in midterm elections that delivered a new era of divided government to the world's largest ...

- Financial Times

Financial Times

US elections expose cracks in Trump coalition ahead of 2020

Donald Trump said Tuesday's midterm elections would be a referendum on his presidency. But instead of delivering the unalloyed affirmation he may have sought, the results have exposed cracks in the coalition he needs to win re-election in 2020. The US ...

- Financial Times

The Guardian

Dollar falls and shares surge as markets brace for gridlock after US elections ...

The US dollar is in retreat this morning after the Democrats won control of America's House of Representatives in a gripping night of election drama. The midterm elections saw a Blue Wave sweep through Congress's lower chamber, giving the Democratic ...

- The Guardian

The Australian Financial Review

US elections 2018: Winners and losers from election night

Democratic diversity: Colorado's Jared Polis became the first openly gay man elected governor, and Democrats elected two Muslim women (Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar) and two Native American women (Kansas' Sharice Davids ...

- The Australian Financial Review

News24

LIVE: Midterm election 'was a contest of who we are, what we believe' - Cruz

The results for the United States (US) midterm elections are mostly in and show that the Republican Party will remain in control of the Senate while the Democratic Party now holds a majority in the House of Representatives. What does this mean for ...

- News24

TimesLIVE

Races to watch in US midterm elections

A number of notable races are taking place on Tuesday in the US midterm elections, when Americans go to the polls to elect governors and members of the US House of Representatives and Senate. Here is a look at some of the most interesting contests:.

- TimesLIVE

News24

US midterm elections for dummies: What you need to know

To win the Senate, a party needs to win 51 seats. The Republicans currently hold 51 seats and the Democrats 49. However, out of the 35 seats up for election in 2018, 26 are held by Democrats. The party will therefore need to keep all 26 their seats and ...

- News24

Al Jazeera America

Explaining US midterms elections 2018

US voters go to the polls on Tuesday to take part in midterm elections that will help define the remainder of President Donald Trump's term in office. In the House of Representatives, all 435 seats are up for grabs. Thirty-five seats in the Senate are ...

- Al Jazeera America

BBC News

US mid-term elections 2018: Polls open on East Coast

Americans have begun voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. Polling stations opened on the East Coast amid a battle by both Republicans and Democrats to take control of the two houses of ...

- BBC News