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Sunday 20 April 2014

Pelosi to stay on as Democratic House Leader

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.

Ms Pelosi, who was deposed as speaker after the 2010 election delivered House control to Republicans, had refused to reveal her plans until she met with fellow House Democrats.

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.

Irish Independent

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