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President-elect to choose Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff

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President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Republican Party Chairman, Reince Priebus, his new chief of staff.

A formal announcement could be made as soon as Sunday.

According to CNN, Priebus should be a reassuring presence to establishment Republicans still uncertain about what Trump's presidency.

The pick signals that Trump may look to build bridges in Washington and keep continuity with longtime Republican agendas, as opposed to make waves from the beginning.

Priebus is among the longest-serving chairmen of the Republican Party, and has generally been popular amid different factions within the party.

He is credited with building the ground game that elected Trump and with helping to unite his party after a divisive primary that resulted in many Republicans shunning Trump's nomination.

Trump's choice was believed to come down to Priebus and Steve Bannon, the Trump campaign CEO and executive chairman of Breitbart News.

In a repeat of the tumultuous process that led Trump to tap Indiana Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana as his running-mate, GOP officials pressed the President-elect to go with Priebus for the chief of staff job.

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