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Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections

Local News from Sri Lanka: In key state polls, US Democrats have made gains in what is seen as a blow to President Donald Trump. After a tight race in the conservative-leaning city, Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory in Kentucky’s governor election.

Meanwhile, Democrats seized full control of the legislature in Virginia for the first time in over 20 years. The results are being viewed as a gauge of the political mood ahead of next year’s presidential election.

However, Republicans managed to hold onto power in the Mississippi governor vote, following a closely-fought race.
In Kentucky, Mr Beshear claimed victory over incumbent Republican governor Matt Bevin after final results gave him a lead of 0.4%.

Mr Bevin, 52, has reportedly said he will not concede.

However, Mr Beshear, a 41-year-old attorney general whose father was a former governor of the state, said: “We will be ready for that first day in office and I look forward to it.”

Source : BBC

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