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President resigns

President resigns

Republican Party Speaker Rona McDaniel is stepping down on March 8. This is according to information from the Republican National Committee (RNC) released on Monday. Co-chairman Drew McGissig is also relinquishing his position.

Both were expected to resign. The RNC must now hold a new election.

Former US President Donald Trump had nominated his daughter-in-law Laura Trump for the post of co-president. The 41-year-old previously appeared as a political commentator on right-wing US broadcaster Fox News.

For the presidency, Trump named his close ally Michael Watley, the Republican Party chairman in the US state of North Carolina. Among other things, he supported Trump, claiming that his victory in the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him through massive fraud.

Trump's recommendations could pay off, as Trump leads his rival Nikki Haley in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Among other things, the RNC organizes the nominating convention, where delegates formally choose the Republican presidential nominee after the primary elections.

McDaniel has been the RNC Chair since 2017. She is the niece of Senator Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 Republican presidential nomination to then-current President Barack Obama.