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Nancy Pelosi is no longer running for House Democratic leader

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Nancy Pelosi is no longer a candidate to become the Democratic leader of the United States House of Representatives. She announced it during a speech to Congress on Thursday.

Pelosi, 82, said Thursday that she “continues to stand up for the people of San Francisco, the State of California and the defense of the Constitution” in the House, but is not a candidate to succeed herself as leader of the House. Democratic Party.

“The time has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic group that I respect so much. And I’m grateful that so many people are ready to take on this enormous responsibility,” Pelosi said.

The announcement comes after it became clear that Democrats have lost control of the House of Representatives as expected. So Pelosi could no longer become Speaker of the House anyway, but he could still become the Minority Leader in the House.

Earlier it was learned that Kevin McCarthy will remain the Republican leader and thus become the new Speaker of the House.

Pelosi was elected to the House in 1987 and has served as leader of the Democratic Party since 2002. In 2007, she was elected House Speaker for the first time, becoming the first woman to hold the position. She led the Democrats to victory twice and was a prominent figure in the Obama and Biden administrations. His announcement therefore marks a new era for the Democratic Party.

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