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President of Tynwald on her new role

Tynwald elected its new president yesterday (Tuesday), with Clare Christian MLC becoming the first woman to take up the position.

She secured 20 votes from members in a secret ballot, with speaker of the House of Keys Steve Rodan, the only other candidate, getting twelve votes.

Mrs Christian began her five-year term immediately, presiding over yesterday's proceedings in the chamber.

During the evening recess she told James Davis what she wanted to bring to the role:

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