Pelosi to stay on as Democratic House Leader
Published 15/11/2012 | 05:00
MINORITY Leader Nancy Pelosi, the first female speaker when Democrats controlled the US House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011, told caucus members she will stay for another two-year term as their leader, an aide said.
Her decision to stay as minority leader follows the second consecutive election in which Democrats won only a minority of seats in the 435-seat House.
Ms Pelosi (72) was first elected minority leader after the 2002 election, serving in that position from 2003 until 2007. She then became speaker after her party won control of both the House and Senate in the 2006 election.