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21 November 2022, 16:37

Belarus' diplomat: Split in U.S. society and elites is nothing new

Photo courtesy of Xinhua
Photo courtesy of Xinhua

MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) – The split in the American society and elites is not something new, Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Valentin Rybakov said on the air of the Belarus 1 TV channel on 20 November, BelTA has learned.

“Being in New York and working at the United Nations, we can follow these processes only as interested observers,” said Valentin Rybakov. “What you call a split in the society, in the American elites, is in fact not a surprise and not a new phenomenon,” he added.

According to him, this is happening due to the two-party system in the United States. “A legislator in the House of Representatives is too busy to work, to deliver on his/her election promises. Indeed, at first candidates spend a lot of time trying to get to the House of Representatives and then spend their two-year term trying to retain their seat. The thing is that the economic situation is quite difficult for the United States. A political showdown is going on as the Republicans took control over the lower house. Let's see how the situation will unfold in the very first days of January 2023 when the new Congress, the new House of Representatives will start working. I expect a cut-throat fight between the Republicans and the Democrats in the House of Representatives,” the diplomat said.

“If the Democrats succeed in maintaining control over the Senate, Biden's life will be a little easier, but not much, because after all, the lower house, the House of Representatives, plays the main role in the American system,” added Valentin Rybakov.

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