A politician from the Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress. The meeting was broadcast on the Congress website.
219 congressmen voted for Mrs. Pelosi. It was opposed by 192, among them were 12 congressional Democrats. She managed to overtake her rival Republican leader in the house of Kevin McCarthy.
77-year-old Nancy Pelosi served as speaker of the House of Representatives in 2007-2011. Since 2011, she has headed the Democrat faction in the House of Representatives.