Nancy Pelosi elected U.S. House of Representatives Speaker

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Nancy Pelosi was on Thursday elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives as Democrats retook control of the House for the first time since 2010.

Pelosi is the 63rd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives elected at the 116th session of the United States Congress.

She defeated Republican Kevin Owen McCarthy who was the Majority Leader of the outgoing House. The 78-year old secured 220 votes out of 430 votes cast. McCarty received 192 votes.

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Pelosi is the first politician to take back the gravel in 58 years.

Her immediate task would be to reopen the federal government and tackle President Donald Trump’s excesses.

She and Democrats would also try to clean up corruption in Washington D.C. and rescue what is left of American leadership in the world by reassuring allies and worried Americans at home that the United States remains the bastion of democracy.

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