Democratic success in USA shows hope always triumphs over fear

07/11/2018

Elizabeth Warren celebrates with Democratic activists

The PES welcomes the midterm election result in the US, which has delivered a more diverse Congress than ever before.

The vote saw a record number of women elected into office, the majority as Democrats. 

With results still coming in, it is clear the Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. This means they are now able to rigorously oppose legislation from the Trump administration.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

“At the midterms people in the US had a choice – vote for the fear-based politics of the Republicans, or the hope and progressive ideals of the Democrats. People did not submit to fear, they came out and voted for inclusion, diversity, and equality. In Europe, the US, and across the world, when progressives focus on these values, we win.”