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Republican Kevin McCarthy Picked US House Speaker Behind Election Drama

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Kevin McCarthy was named as the new speaker of the US House of Representatives on Saturday, finishing days of bitter Republican infighting that ground the lower section of Congress to a halt.

The 57-year-old Californian needed a simple prevalence to be elected as Washington’s top legislator, who presides over House industry and is second in line to the presidency.

But it evolved into the most extended speakers hip election in 160 years. The deeply-divided Republicans took 15 rounds of voting over four days to fend off a right-wing, anti-McCarthy revolution.

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