Californian Republican Kevin McCarthy is finally House Speaker, after 15 voting rounds. The spectacle has embarrassed and engrossed Americans as divisions in the GOP around Donald Trump and a hardline group play out on the political stage. But now that he's won, what issues does Mr McCarthy face as Speaker?
Mr McCarthy will have to skilfully navigate a divided Republican party through votes with the threat that he will could be ousted at any moment, with big decisions on government debt and support for Ukraine to be made.
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