US House re-elects Republican John Boehner as speaker

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday re-elected Republican John Boehner to serve a third term as Speaker of the chamber. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The US House of Representatives on Tuesday re-elected Republican John Boehner to serve a third term as Speaker of the chamber. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US House of Representatives on Tuesday re-elected Republican John Boehner to serve a third term as Speaker of the chamber.

Mr Boehner won another two-year term as Republicans enjoy a stronger House majority and take control of the Senate as a result of November elections.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was Mr Boehner's main challenger for the top job of Speaker, but a handful of conservative Republicans voted for other candidates, leaving the outcome unclear until all votes were tallied.