In total, 103 women were elected on Tuesday,adding to the 10 senators who maintain their seats by not being at stake,reports the online newspaper Politico.
The women, very critical of the US president,Donald Trump, have mainly promoted the electoral advance of the Democrats, whohave managed to regain control of the House of Representatives.
The New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a29-year-old Latino democrat who has become the youngest congresswoman in UShistory, is a clear symbol of that progress, although she has not been the onlywoman and Hispanic to have access to Capitol.
Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia share thehonor of being the first Hispanic to represent Texas in Congress, while DebbieMurcasel-Powell, of Ecuadorian origin, gave one of the big surprises by winningover her rival in Florida with more than 50 one hundred percent of the votes.
Other prominent women who have reached the lowerhouse for the first time have African ancestry, are indigenous or belong to theLGBT community (Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals).
Ilhan Omar, born in Somalia in 1981, and RashidaTlaib, daughter of Palestinian immigrants, will be the first Muslims inCongress.
In addition, in January, two indigenous peoplewill sit for the first time in the House of Representatives: Deb Haaland (NewMexico) and Sharice Davids, who will also be the first openly LGBT person inKansas in Congress.
In the first US elections after the birth of the#MeToo movement (Me too), there are several women who have broken the glassceiling and have risen for the first time with elected officials, such as theRepublican Marsha Blackburn, the first female senator in the history ofTennessee.
In Georgia, Stacey Abrams aspires to become thefirst black African-American governor of the country, although she must waitfor the recount she has requested due to the narrow difference with herRepublican rival, Brian Kemp. (I)