Washington: Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was finally elected speaker in the 15th round of voting for the speaker of the US House of Representatives (lower house).
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McCarthy received 216 of the 428 votes in the House of Representatives, compared to 212 votes for his opponent, Democrat Hakeem Jeffries.
In the past, the longest election of the speaker in the US House of Representatives was held in 1855 when voting continued for 2 months in which 133 rounds of polls were held.
US President Joe Biden has congratulated Kevin McCarthy for being elected speaker.
After being elected Speaker, McCarthy thanked Donald Trump, giving all the credit for the victory.
McCarthy said that during the voting, Trump fully supported him and gave him full support.