The US Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump.
Taking control of the lower chamber of Congress for the first time in eight years will enable Democrats to thwart the president’s agenda.
But Mr Trump’s Republicans have retained control of the US Senate.
Tuesday’s vote was seen as a referendum on a polarising president, even though he is not up for re-election till 2020.
Female candidates stole the spotlight in the House in an election cycle that had been billed as the Year of the Woman.
The Gubernatorial Race is said to spring surprises too. More women, youths Muslims, Native Americans and gays likely to be elected as Governors.