LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas House is meeting a day after Republicans won control of the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, but questions remain over who will lead the chamber next year.
The House planned to gather Friday morning for an organizational meeting for next year's session. The meeting comes a day after results showed Republicans won a 51st seat in the 100-member chamber.
Republicans are expected to ask the current House speaker to call a meeting over who will be speaker during next year's session. Democratic Rep. Darrin Williams of Little Rock is the speaker designate, but GOP lawmakers want to elect Rep. Terry Rice as the next speaker.
Williams has noted that a Democrat who lost a House race in northeast Arkansas is seeking a recount.
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