President Obama’s Democratic Party has been routed in the US mid-term elections giving control of the 435-member House of Representatives to the Republican Party and reducing Democrat majority in the 100-member Senate to end the one-party stranglehold on Washington. Republicans picked up more than 60 seats in the House to establish a comfortable 239-184 majority with some seats yet to be declared. The Democratic rout was spread far and wide as they lost seats in the House and Senate, besides governorships, across the country.
The defeat will drastically undermine his domestic agenda of President Barack Obama. It may also weaken his international stature with the possibility that he could be a one-term President.