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Challenges ahead after Democrats' surprise win in Alabama

Rivalries could surface, while Republicans also might not have fared better if they had won

Mr Jones (above), a former prosecutor who holds centrist political views, ended up winning with a very narrow margin against Mr Moore.

WHETHER the Republican or the Democratic candidate triumphed in the special Senate election in Alabama this week did not really matter since under either scenario, the Republicans would have lost and the Democrats would have won.

No one would have been surprised or even shocked if the...