ROME, November 10. /TASS/. A newly-elected US Congress would be unable to change the course of the country’s overall foreign policy, but will exert some pressure on the White House regarding a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian crisis, an American political expert told TASS on Thursday.
"Republicans in Congress will be less supportive of financial aid packages for Ukraine, but overall they will not be able to change the general line, because, to say the least, the defense and intelligence sectors, as well as the White House would still be in the hands of the Democrats," Andrew Spannaus, a US journalist and strategic analyst based in Italy, said in an interview with TASS.
According to him, Washington is aware that Ukraine’s military successes only makes the situation worse because they "provoke a heavy-handed response" from Russia.
Spannaus also said that Italy had currently an opportunity of returning "to the front line of the negotiating process considering Italy’s special relations with Russia."
"However, new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni should first of all assure loyalty to [Italy’s] allies, because it is important not to become too pro-Russian. This is why the new government will be cautious and take a wait-and-see approach and closely follow the developments in the United States," the expert added.
On Tuesday, November 8, Americans cast their ballots for all 435 members of the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate.
In addition, governors of 36 states and three US overseas territories were elected. Local experts do not exclude the possibility that the ruling Democratic Party may lose control of the House and Senate after the elections, giving way to the opposition, the Republicans. Meanwhile, the ballot counting still continues.