The Democrat Nancy Pelosi was elected on Thursday with a majority of votes again the Chairman of the U.S. house of representatives. The 78-year-old politician and longtime group leader of the Democrats is the politically most powerful woman in the country – and the strongest opponent of President Donald Trump. She was President of the Congress chamber already from 2007 to 2011. With your choice you are following the Republican Paul Ryan, for 2015 speaker (“Speaker”) of the house of representatives.

Before the Parliament came together after the election two months ago for the first time in a new cast – 235 of the 435 seats are held by Democrats. Trumps the Republicans had lost the election for the first time after eight years of its majority. The Senate – the second chamber of the Parliament – is dominated with 53 to 47 votes from the Republicans. In the second chamber of sworn-in Vice-President Mike Pence all 100 senators.

The change comes in the midst of a partial Government shutdown in the United States. Republicans and Democrats could not agree with President Trump, so far, on the extension of the budget law. Trump wants to have the financial resources for the construction of a border wall in the law, otherwise he would deny his necessary signature.

Pelosi: “Nothing for the wall”

After 13 days of downtime is expected that both parties will try soon compromise proposals. Pelosi had announced Thursday a new proposal. She had, however, made it clear that the Democrats of the claim Trumps would not comply with a financing of a border wall with Mexico. “No. Nothing for the wall,“ said Pelosi in a Wednesday Interview, published on the channel NBC.

Trump had refused to be a of the budget act to sign, when not more than five billion dollars for the long-required wall on the Mexico border would be provided. The Democrats reject trump’s request.