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It's Official: Paul Ryan Is Speaker of the House

After pressure from his party, a reluctant Paul Ryan will serve as John Boehner's replacement in the House.
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Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan was elected Speaker of the House Thursday. He replaces John Boehner. (Video via C-SPAN)

Republicans considered multiple people for the position. Ryan announced he would seek the nomination less than a week ago and was officially nominated by House Republicans on Wednesday.

Ryan was elected with 236 votes. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was the Democrats' nominee. Florida Rep. Daniel Webster was Ryan's only Republican opponent. He got nine votes.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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