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Biden names longtime aide Ron Klain as White House chief of staff

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US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday announced he has chosen Ron Klain, a seasoned Democratic operative, as his chief of staff, his first public White House personnel choice.

[WASHINGTON] US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday announced he has chosen Ron Klain, a seasoned Democratic operative, as his chief of staff, his first public White House personnel choice.

"Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked together," Mr Biden said in a statement on the 59-year-old who served as chief of staff for Mr Biden when he was vice-president.

"His deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff as we confront this moment of crisis and bring our country together again," Mr Biden said.

AFP

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