The Democrat Nancy Pelosi was elected on Thursday again to the Chairman of the US house of representatives. The 78-year-old longtime group leader of the Democrats is the politically most powerful woman in the country - and the strongest opponent of President Donald Trump.
The Democrats had won the congressional elections almost two months ago 235 of the 435 seats in the house of representatives. They have, for the first time in eight years, the majority in the chamber. The Senate, the conservative Republican President of Trump control. You have in the second chamber of the Parliament with 53 seats, the Democrats 47.
Pelosi is now the President and his Deputy to the number three in the state. Pelosi was already in 2007, "Speaker", so the Chairman in the house of representatives to the Democrats the majority in the chamber in 2011 once again the Republicans had to give. Before Pelosi was elected this Time to the Chairman, she had to overcome greater internal party resistance. Several members had called for an overhaul of staffing at the top.
Pelosi: "No illusions that the work will be easy"
Pelosi spoke after the vote a "historic Moment" and said: "two months Ago, the American people have spoken and a new dawn." The Republicans offered a cooperation. "We will strive, on the aisle in this chamber and the divisions in our Nation and across the Hand to reach out." She pleaded, "that this Congress will be transparent, non-partisan and uniting".daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
Pelosi said: "Let us assure that we respect each other, and the truth, respect if we are of different opinion." This could be seen as a dig against Trump, whose statements are often Half - or untruths contained, and of the critic's disrespectful to deal with opponents accuse.
According to his own words, it makes little hopes for a smooth cooperation with the Republicans, President Trump, for the next two years. "We have no illusions that the work will be easy or that we'll all be in this chamber of the Parliament always agree," said Pelosi in her acceptance speech after her election on Thursday.More about
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The 78-Year-old, the deputies called on to pay tribute to all of the disagreements respect: "Let us each other, and the truth respect" demanded Pelosi. (dpa, AFP)