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Deb Haaland, a Democratic winner in New Mexico, will become one of the first Native American women in Congress. Juan Labreche/AP
Deb Haaland, a Democratic winner in New Mexico, will become one of the first Native American women in Congress. Juan Labreche/AP

Women mark a milestone in the Midterm Elections

One of the most impressive results of the Midterm Elections has been the so-called "Pink Wave", where an unprecedented number of women won elections nationwide.

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If you are still wondering if the country approves the Donald Trump government or not, just take look at the results of the elections on Tuesday.

While the most important issues of each campaign were immigration, public health, and progressiveness, the real result of the elections was the wave of women who reached Congress.

Since the inauguration of the Trump Administration, women have made it clear that they will not endure more gender aggressions, especially when they come from a president who won despite his inappropriate behaviors with women throughout his adult life.

Proof of this is that "at least 111 women will be part of the next Congress" after the elections on Tuesday, according to Axios.

Of these, 95 were confirmed as new members after the closing of polling stations, and the majority were Democrats.

Echoing the women's awakening in politics in 1992, 2018 can be cataloged as the "New Year of Women," where "women will represent two-thirds of the districts that the Democrats flipped," USA Today explained.

Eleven new senators, nine governors, and more than 80 congresswomen are the new generation of women in high positions in the United States, a historical figure for the country and that is due, in part, to the rejection that President Trump inspires, as the editor of Cook Political Report, David Wasserman explained.

"This would not have happened without Donald Trump in the White House. It’s a direct reaction to his election," he said.

Also, a third of the winners are women of color.

Among them are:

Michelle Lujan Grisham, Representative of New Mexico and chairwoman of the Hispanic Caucus in Congress, has won the election to become the first Democratic Latina governor.

Sharice Davids, a Democrat from Kansas and a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, as well as Deb Haaland, a New Mexico Democrat and a member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe, were elected as the first Native American congresswoman. For her part, Davids is also the first member of the Kansas Congress to be part of the LGBTQ community.

Illhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women in Congress. Omar, the Democratic representative of the state of Minnesota, and the nation's first Somali-American legislator is now the first woman of color in the state elected to Congress.

Similarly, Tlaib, who didn’t have a Republican opponent, became a Democratic legislator from the state of Michigan.

In Boston, Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman elected to the Massachusetts Congress.

Texas chose its first Latina for Congress, and twice: Veronica Escobar in El Paso and Sylvia Garcia in Houston.

In New York, Letitia James became the first black woman elected to a state office. With 60 years of age, she will also become the first black Attorney General of the State.

Elaine Luria, Jennifer Wexton and Abigail Spanberger in Virginia; Abby Finekenaur in Iowa, and Kendra Horn in Oklahoma are other winners.

Finally, and as expected, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman to be elected to the House of Representatives in the Bronx.

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