John Boehner narrowly re-elected House speaker
London: US Republican John Boehner has been re-elected as speaker of the House of Representatives.
Boehner overcame dissatisfaction among fellow Republicans over his handling of this week`s fiscal cliff vote, as well as a decision to delay a vote on an aid package for victims of December`s ‘superstorm’ Sandy.
The 220 to 192 vote saw several Republicans vote against him or abstain, but not enough to derail his re-election bid, the BBC reports.
According to the report, no Republican stood against him, but Democrats voted for their party leader, Nancy Pelosi.
Boehner calmed cries from East Coast politicians after promising to vote on the full USD 60 billion package in two parts by January 15.
A vote on USD nine billion in immediate aid will be among the lower chamber`s first substantive business on Friday, Boehner has said.
In an address, Boehner alluded to forthcoming discussions over government spending, the report said.
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