Who elects the leader of the house?
Representatives who belong to the majority party in the House of Representatives can elect one of their group as Speaker.
The 'leader' of the US House of Representatives is known as the Speaker of the House. The Speaker is elected by the Party (Democrat or Republican) that controls the most seats in the House, known as the majority party. The Speaker is also therefore, the majority leader. The Party with fewer seats in the House than the other Party is known as the minority party, and the minority party elects its own leader, known as…
The US House of Representatives, which is the lower house of the US Congress, does not have a president. Each party elects its leader and the leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House and is the presiding officer over House meetings. John Boehner is the current House Speaker and will undoubtedly keep his position in the new Congress since his party, the Republicans, maintained their majority in the 2012 elections.