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Weekend Reads: Top Democrat Pelosi wants to run again at US Congress election

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the most powerful politician of Democrats in the US Parliament, Nancy Pelosi, wants to run again for a seat in the House of Representatives in the autumn. "Our democracy is in danger," founded the 81-year chairman of the Chamber on Tuesday (local time) in a video message the unexpected decision. Whether she also strives to re-election into the House of Representatives, Pelosi did not say.

Die mächtigste Politikerin der Demokraten im US-Parlament, Nancy Pelosi, will bei den Kongresswahlen im Herbst erneut für einen Sitz im Repräsentantenhauses kandidieren. © Shawn TheW The most powerful politician of Democrats in the US Parliament, Nancy Pelosi, wants to renounce the congress elections again for a seat in the House of Representatives in the fall. "Our democracy is in danger," the 81-year-old justified the decision.

"This choice is crucial," said Pelosi. "It's about nothing less than our democracy". US democracy is threatened by "attacks on the truth", the "attack on the US Capitol" and the "attacks on the right to vote" in several states, added them.

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observers had expected that Pelosi, which will be 82 years old in March, would retire from politics before the congress choice in November. The Democratic Party of President Joe Biden is currently very bad in surveys. The party fears a loss of its majority in both parliamentary chambers.


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Despite the gloomy prospects for her party as a whole, Pelosi is likely to win her traditionally liberal constituency in San Francisco. The Californian is the only wife of the US history ever the US Representative House. In the logological ranking of the US, the chairman of the House of Representatives at third place is behind the president and his vice.

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