Barack Obama’s Democrat party has suffered grievous losses in the Midterm elections.
The Republicans have now seized control of the Senate, which means their party now controls both chambers. This effectively means that the President will find it almost impossible to pass any legislation between now and the end of the term in 2016.
The Republicans clawed back the states of West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, and Iowa from the hands of the Democrat party.
The Obama administration has suffered from growing unpopularity, with exit polls confirming that a large number of Americans are either unhappy or angry with the way the Democrats are running the country.
This new political landscape now signifies that for the last two years of his term, the President will face the unsavory prospect of battling with a Congress full of opponents bent on contending his policies.