From CNN in the USA:
California Representative Nancy Pelosi will become the first woman Speaker of the House when Democrats take over the House of Representatives.
By early morning, Democrats were projected to win far more than the 15 seats needed to gain a majority for the first time since 1994. Several races were still too close to call.
According to exit polls, voters treated the midterm elections as a national referendum on the Bush administration and the GOP Congress.
The results of Tuesday’s election were a clear repudiation of the Bush administration’s policy in Iraq–in race after race, Democrats who were unequivocal on Iraq prevailed.
Victories in spite of Republican election fraud.
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