Kerry confirmed as state dept chief
on 29/01/2013 22:25:24
The vote in the senate was 94-3. Once sworn-in, Mr Kerry will replace Hillary Clinton, who is stepping down after four years.
The vote came just hours after the Foreign Relations Committee approved his nomination by voice vote. Mr Kerry has led the committee for the past four years.
The 69-year-old is a decorated Vietnam veteran and the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate.