THE Midterm elections 2018 have seen Democrats take control of the House of Represenatives, while Donald Trump's Republican Party held and expanded their majority in the Senate.
Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the US House of Representatives, giving them the opportunity to block the US leader's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny.
In midterm elections two years after he won the White House, Mr Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their majority in the US Senate following a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues.
The Democrats' House win will create a clear hurdle for Republicans to easily pass legislation through both chambers of Congress, clouding the outlook for some of Trump's key economic proposals.
Tuesday's vote was seen as a presidential referendum on the Republican firebrand.
The House loss means Mr Trump is likely to face investigations into his tax returns, his businesses and his administration by Democratic lawmakers.
His legislative agenda, including a proposal for a middle-class income tax cut, is likely stalled.
After hailing his "tremendous success," the US leader tweeted to praise himself.