By Anthony Zurcher & Roland Hughes BBC News
The dust is settling on the results of the US mid-term elections, and it’s a tale of two chambers.
In the end, it was very much as expected – Democrats took control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010, and Republicans held the Senate.
There were no major shocks, but plenty of intrigue, and indications of what might happen over the next two years.
Here are our main conclusions – you can choose to read our short hot takes, or our long, even hotter, ones.
A record looms for female candidates
It was billed as the year of the woman ahead of the mid-terms – and it turned out to be true. There are likely to be a record number of female members of Congress, and there have been some notable firsts.
A way for Democrats to fight back
Democrats were always unlikely to claim the Senate, but did as well as expected in the House races. Even if they didn’t pull up any trees.
Is it really a “tremendous success” for Trump?
Trump said he was happy, and there are grounds to say Republicans’ Senate results give his party good reason to celebrate. But a Democratic-held House will now subject him to more scrutiny than ever before, and we could face gridlock as his policies fail to pass in the House.
The suburban split
Republicans are losing the areas outside cities. It’s a story that repeated itself across the country, and it could pose a problem to the party in future.
Mixed fortunes for Trump’s governors
Some good news, some bad for Trump when it comes to the governors’ races. It all has interesting implications for the 2020 election.