“Congratulations to Nancy Pelosi, re-elected by the Democrats in the House to be our brave leader and candidate for the post of ‘speaker’ of the House of the 117th Congress,” the Democratic commission in charge of this nomination posted on Twitter.
Although some voices have been raised calling for a younger person in this position, Nancy Peolosi will be the one to take the oath in January, after a formal vote of deputies at the beginning of the new parliamentary session. Joe Biden will be sworn in shortly after the 46th US president.
The 435 seats in the House of Representatives were put to the vote at the same time as the November 3 presidential election.
Donald Trump’s main opponent during the Republican term, she took over the leadership of the Chamber in January 2019, after the mid-term elections.
In the context of a fringe of the progressive wing of the party, she agreed to limit her term to four years, respectively until the next elections in the middle of the term, which will take place in November 2022.
Nancy Pelosi also held this position between 2007 and 2010, being at that time the first woman in US history to hold this crucial position.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the third person in the United States after the president and vice president.