Former U.S. labor secy Tom Perez to lead DNC against Trump

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 26 (ANI): The former labor secretary of U.S.A., Tom Perez, is the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). His victory in Atlanta on Saturday saw him make history as the first Latino to lead the task of rebuilding the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Perez won the chairmanship on a second ballot, after missing out by just one vote in the first round of voting, as reported by the Guardian. Perez, earlier, served in the Obama administration and was considered as running mate for Hillary Clinton. He won against U.S. representative Keith Ellison by a fair margin. According to the Guardian, speaking after Perez's win, Ellison made an appeal for unity. "If we waste even a moment going at it over who supported who," he said, adding, "Democrats would be letting down the American people in their need to confront Trump and beyond that." (ANI)