Will Republicans unite after Kevin McCarthy Speaker saga?



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The Republican congressman Kevin McCarthy has finally been elected as speaker of the House after an historic five day, fifteen round debate which almost turned into scuffles and ended with a dramatic late night vote.

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A number of ultra conservative Republicans had been refusing to back Mr McCarthy - but enough of them were eventually worn down or won round. He'll take over from Nancy Pelosi as speaker, after Democrats lost control in November's midterm elections.
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