Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping
English websites of Chinese embassies




Home >> World
UPDATED: 15:19, November 08, 2006
Democrats win control of U.S. House of Represetatives
font size    

The Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives early Wednesday after a 12-year minority.

The Democrats have won 218 seats as of 1 a.m. (0600 GMT) in the midterm legislative elections, enough for majority in the 435-seat House for the first time since 1994. The win will clear the way for Nancy Pelosi, Democrats' leader in the House of Representatives, to become the country's first female House speaker.

"From sea to shining sea, the American people voted for change" and they selected the Democrats to led the United States in a new direction, Pelosi declared at the headquarter of the Democrats late Tuesday.

"Today we have made history. now let us make progress," Pelosi said.

Earlier, the White House acknowledged that the Democrats would control the House of Representatives.

"We believe Democrats will have control of the House, and look forward to working with Democratic leaders on the issues that remain foremost on the agenda, including winning the war in Iraq and the broader war on terror and keeping the economy on a growth path," White House spokesman Tony Snow said.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- White House says Democrats to control House

- Democrats capture 15 seats from Republicans, appear set to control House

- Democrats take control of U.S. House

- Democrats take third Senate seat from Republicans

Dic

Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Versions:
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved