New record for elected women in the House of Representatives of the U.S. government.
After the recent mid-term elections, the American political landscape seems to be experiencing a female transformation.
An important number of women ran for office this year, many of whom were first-time candidates. More than twice as many women ran for Congress this year than in 2016 with most of them Democrats.
Now, after the recent midterm elections, women have established a new record of elected seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. By early Wednesday morning, the day after the Tuesday elections across the country, more than 100 female candidates from both parties were projected to win seats in the House of Representatives, a record number in the United States.
According to data compiled by The Associated Press, 237 women ran for the House as major-party candidates this year. Women held 84 out of 435 House seats.
According to Al Jaazeera, the record number of women who will be members of the incoming class of legislators could have a stark effect on politics in the nation’s capital, particularly within the Democratic Party, after a midterm election that was widely seen as a referendum on Trump’s first term.