The elected Democrats have again chosen Nancy Pelosi, 80, for the presidency of the House of Representatives, where they will hold a narrow majority during the start of Joe Biden's term.
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Congratulations to Nancy Pelosi, again elected by the House Democrats to be our courageous leader and candidate for the post of 'Speaker' in the House of the 117th Congress!
», Tweeted the Democratic caucus, responsible for this appointment.
Voices were raised for more renewal, but Nancy Pelosi will be the one who will be sworn in in January, after a formal vote of elected officials at the time of the new parliamentary session.
Joe Biden will soon be invested as the 46th American president.
The 435 seats of the elected representatives of the lower house were renewed at the same time as the presidential election of November 3.
First opponent of Donald Trump during the Republican mandate, she took over the head of the House in January 2019, after the mid-term elections.
Faced with a sling from the progressive wing of her party, which then renounced its authority, she had agreed to limit her mandate to four years, that is to say after the next mid-term elections, which will be held in November 2022.
Nancy Pelosi had already occupied the perch between 2007 and 2010, then the first woman in American history to reach this crucial position.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the third figure in the United States after the President and the Vice President.