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Paul Ryan Elected as 62nd Speaker of the House

Republican Representative for Wisconsin Paul Ryan has been elected as the 62nd Speaker of the House Thursday.

The Republicans put up 236 votes to pull majority vote and elected the 45-year old to the position, making him the youngest speaker since America’s Reconstruction Period. Paul Ryan was known for his vice presidential run beside presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.

He takes the position over from previous Speaker John Boehner, who resigned rather abruptly on September 25th this year. Ryan did not run unopposed at Democratic minority candidate Nancy Pelosi and Republican third party candidate Daniel Webster received 42 and 2 percent of the votes accordingly.

By default in his position according to the Presidential Succession Act, Ryan follows the Vice President in the line to presidency of the United States.

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