New Alabama Democratic Party chair elected after infighting

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama state representative has been elected chair of the Alabama Democratic Party, after months of in-house bickering about the party's leadership.

But the election may not settle the ongoing battle between two factions of the party over governance and leadership, as the previously elected chair said she would not step down.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports Rep. Christopher England, of Tuscaloosa, was elected Saturday.

England got 104 of 171 ballots cast at the meeting of the State Democratic Executive Committee.

The vote came after the approximately 175 members of the SDEC, the party's governing body, voted 172 to 0 to remove Chair Nancy Worley and Vice-Chair Randy Kelley.

In a statement after the vote, Worley said she was reelected in 2018 and she intends to continue leading the party.