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US speaker debacle: New Congress marked by deep Republican divisions

By France24
05 January 2023   |   2:29 pm
There was gridlock in Washington this week as US Republican Kevin McCarthy failed to become House speaker on the first ballot, something that hasn’t happened for a century. It was supposed to be an easy win for the Republican favourite, but he was blocked three times in one day by a small group of rebels from within his own party.

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