Unic Press UK: With the results of the Midterm Elections, which was held Tuesday, the Democrats are now in control of the United States House of Representatives with more seats, while the Republicans take charge of the Senate.
As of this moment, the composition of the U.S. Congress as evident from the Midterm Elections 2018 is:
House of Representatives – 420 of the 435 seats have been declared.
- Democrats – 223 seats.
- Republicans – 197 seats.
Senate – 97 of the 100 seats have been declared.
- Democrats – 46 seats.
- Republicans – 51 seats.
U.S. Midterm Elections
Midterm Elections in the U.S. are basically a combination of Senate, House and Governorship Elections, taking place halfway – every two years – between the country’s Presidential Election that holds every four years.
During the Midterm Elections, the electorate would chose 435 persons for the House of Representatives, while one-third of the Senate is up for election as the Senators serve a staggered six-year length terms.
A party needs fifty-one seats to control the Senate, which has a total of 100 seats; and 218 are needed to control the 435-member House.