The political crisis deepened in the elections held to elect the president of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the US Congress. The speaker of the parliament could not be elected because the sufficient majority could not be reached in the 7th round of the election. Hakeem Jeffries, the prominent figure in the election and supported by the Democrats, received 212 votes in the 7th round, Republican Kevin McCarthy 201 and fellow Republican candidate Byron Donalds 19 votes.
1 VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP IN THE 8th TOUR
The presidential crisis deepens as no candidate can reach a sufficient majority of votes in the 8th round of the US House of Representatives Presidential election. Hakeem Jeffries, the prominent figure in the election and supported by the Democrats, received 212 votes, Republican Kevin McCarthy 201, Republican candidate Byron Donalds 17, fellow Republican candidate Kevin Hern 2 and former US President Donald Trump 1 vote. The 9th round will start in the following minutes for the election of the Speaker of the Assembly.
LONGEST IN THE HOUSING OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTE THE RACE LASTED 2 MONTHS
The longest House of Representatives Presidential election in the history of the United States took place between December 1855 and February 1856, and 133 rounds of voting were held to determine the president in the election, which lasted 2 months.
USA President Joe Biden, on the other hand, described the parliament’s failure to elect a president as “shameful” in a statement yesterday.
TURNED INTO CRISIS
In the USA, after the midterm elections on November 8, 2022, the Republican majority House of RepresentativesThe presidential election in Turkey turned into a crisis, and the members could not elect a president in the first 4 rounds. All 212 Democrat members continued to vote for Hakeem Jeffries during the 5 rounds, while the Republican majority leader, Kevin McCarthy, finally got 201 votes from his party. Despite this, 20 of the conservative Republicans voted for Byron Donalds, preventing McCarthy from gaining a majority. The election is expected to continue until a quorum is reached to allow the election of a president.