US Speaker Election: Republican candidate fails to re-elect Speaker

US Speaker Election: Republican candidate fails to re-elect Speaker

Washington:Republican candidate Kevin McCarthy failed to become speaker again in the voting for the election of speaker in the US House of Representatives.

According to the American media, Republican candidate Kevin McCarthy has faced opposition from conservatives in his own party in the election of the speaker.

According to media reports, Republican candidate Kevin McCarthy refused to withdraw from the speaker race despite the opposition of party members.

In the first phase of the voting in the US House of Representatives for the election of the speaker, Hakeem Jeffery, the candidate of the Democrats, got 212 votes compared to the 203 votes of Kevin McCarthy, while the conservative member of the Republican party, Andy Biggs, got 10 votes.

In the first round of voting, 19 Republican Party members cast their votes against Kevin McCarthy.

Republican candidate Kevin McCarthy failed to get the 218 votes required for a clear victory in the second round of voting for the election of the speaker.

20 members of the Republican Party opposed Kevin McCarthy in the third round of voting for the election of the speaker in the US House of Representatives.

Kevin McCarthy has previously run for Speaker in 2015.

US media say that this is the first time in the last century that the House of Representatives has failed to elect a speaker in the first round of voting.

The meeting of the House of Representatives was adjourned till noon yesterday without electing a Speaker.

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