The Sun (Malaysia)

RYAN ELECTED US HOUSE SPEAKER

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WASHINGTON: Republican Paul Ryan won 236 votes to be elected US House Speaker yesterday among the 247 Republican­s in the chamber, indicating that only a handful of conservati­ve members of the party deserted the Wisconsin congressma­n. His main Republican challenger, representa­tive Daniel Webster of Florida, received nine votes, while former secretary of state Colin Powell received one vote. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi received 184 votes from Democrats, the minority party in the House. – Reuters

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