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Jakarta Post

More fire and fury

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  03:19 am

Former United States president Barack Obama said “it was the most important election of our lifetimes,” while President Donald Trump considered it a referendum on his administration. And after two years of the Republican Party’s complete control over the executive and legislative branches of the government, voters in the US were expected to exercise control over how things were going in the country. And after two years of the chaos and confusion that is the Trump administration, voters were also motivated to bring back sanity and decency to US politics. And it was not only Americans who waited with bated breath for the results of the 2018 midterm elections. The whole world was closely watching and waiting to see if a system of checks and balances mechanism could be restored in America to rein in a Republican US president who has introduced some controversial foreign policies, from ...