United States: new generation aspires to the Democratic leadership in the Lower House
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The Democratic Party American opened this Friday the race for the succession of his leadership in the Low camerawith Hakeem Jeffries as a candidate to succeed Nancy Pelosi as its highest authority.

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Jeffries, 52, a representative of New Yorkwas the first to step forward after its current leaders announced their intention not to run for re-election on Thursday after losing their majority in the mid-term elections on November 8.

If elected, he would be the first black congressman to lead the progressives in the lower house. The legislator currently occupies and since 2019 the presidency of the Democratic Caucus in that chamber.

This Thursday, Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives, indicated that the time had come for a new generation of leaders and that in January, when the new Congress that emerged from the midterm elections is installed, she will keep her seat for California but will leave his position in the front line.

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In the absence of final results, the Republicans have already secured a majority in the House of Representatives with 218 of the 435 seats, while the Democrats retain power in the Senate.

Jeffries pointed out this Friday in a letter to his colleagues that his candidacy is based on his intention to “empower each member” of the progressive caucus to make better use of their talents and interests, strengthen legislative efforts to combat violence, and regain the majority in that chamber in 2024.

“I hope we can find common ground with our fellow Republicans wherever possible to deliver results for the American people.” He said in that letter, where he urged to work around an agenda that improves the daily lives of citizens.

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Jeffries, a lawyer and congressman since 2013, had received on Thursday the support of Steny Hoyerthe current leader of the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, 83, and who also announced that day that in the new legislature he will step back to work as a member of the Appropriations Committee.

What “number two” of the Democrats in the Low camera Katherine Clark, representative of Massachusetts and 59 years old, was also presented today for the candidacy.

“We must be strong, agile and united to stop the dangerous agenda of the Republican majority in the House and win it back. I am prepared to guide this critical work.”said the congresswoman in another letter.

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As the third highest authority of the Democrats, Pete Aguilar, 43, a representative of California, member of the legislative committee investigating the assault on January 6, 2021 on the Capitol and vice president of the Democratic Caucus.

The congressman pointed out that he is running for the position that is currently held by Jeffries driven by his desire to continue protecting democracy and to continue the work done so far. The election will take place the week of November 28.

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