US election 2016: Congress gets diversity boost

In a stunning upset, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton on Tuesday to become the 45th President of the United States.

Riding a wave of voter anger against the political establishment, Trump’s win proved the polls, data, and the analysts wrong.

But it wasn’t just a triumphant night for Trump.

The upcoming Congress will be the most diverse in its history, with four women of colour becoming senators.

So what does this victory mean for women and US democracy?

Presenter: Martine Dennis


Michele Chang – Professor of European Political and Administrative Studies, College of Europe.

Andra Gillespi – Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at Emory College.

Clyde Wilcox – Professor, Government Department, Georgetown University, Qatar.

Source: Al Jazeera News