- The American politician Paul Ryan is the Republican Party nominated as chairman of the House of Representatives (lower house of the US Congress). Ryan was the 2012 running mate Mitt Romney for the presidential election.
The Republicans need a few weeks ago to postpone the election of a new President-elect, as favorite Kevin McCarthy had unexpectedly withdrawn from the race for the succession of John Boehner. Ryan did not know first to be interested in the position. But he gasped still matter because he had amassed enough support in his own words, even under the most conservative part of his party.
The 45-year-old Ryan comes from the state of Wisconsin. The position of chairman is important because after the vice president, the second in line of succession to the president.
The House of Representatives vote Thursday. In the 435-seat parliament, the Republicans have a majority of 247 seats. The election of Ryan would therefore be a formality.