Boehner elected House Speaker, replaces Pelosi
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican John Boehner was elected on Wednesday as speaker of the House of Representatives, replacing Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
Boehner was chosen in a vote by the full 435-member House, shortly after the Republican-led chamber convened, ending four years of Democratic rule.
(Reporting by Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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