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Obama: Change won t come in one election cycle

WASHINGTON, USA – Former US president Barack Obama spoke of his pride Wednesday, November 7, over Democratic gains made in the midterm congressional elections – but warned the battle for much-needed reforms had only just begun. Democrats won the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 6, but Republicans increased their majority in the Senate in an election which revealed a country still sharply divided along party lines. Our work goes on. The change we need won t come from one election alone – but it is a start. Last night, voters across the country started it, Obama said in a statement. I m hopeful that going forward, we ll begin a return to the values we expect in our public life – honesty, decency, compromise, and standing up for one another as Americans, not separated by our differences, but bound together by one common creed. {source} lt;blockquote class= twitter-tweet data-lang= en gt; lt;p lang= en dir= ltr gt;Congratulations to everybody who showed up and participated in our democracy in record numbers yesterday. The change we need won’t come from one election alone – but it is a start. Last night, voters across the country started it. lt;a href= gt; lt;/a gt; lt;/p gt; Barack Obama (@BarackObama) lt;a href= gt;November 7, 2018 lt;/a gt; lt;/blockquote gt;
lt;script async src= charset= utf-8 gt; lt;/script gt; {/source}  Obama said attention would inevitably be focused on the Democrat s taking control of the lower chamber of Congress from President Donald Trump s Republican Party. But he urged supporters to reflect on how that victory was secured – by competing in places we haven t been competitive in a long time, and by electing record numbers of women and young veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, a surge of minority candidates, and a host of outstanding young leaders. The more Americans who vote, the more our elected leaders look like America, he said. –  

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