Nassau County Republican Sen. Dean Skelos will remain in charge of the Senate Republicans following a unanimous leadership vote on Monday in Albany.

The result is not a surprise given the success Republicans had in regaining full control of the state Senate this month.

Crucial to Skelos remaining leader of the GOP conference was holding all nine seats on Long Island in the Republican column and then unseating three freshman Democrats in upstate swing districts.

“This is a tremendous honor and privilege, and one I don’t take lightly,” Skelos said in a statement. “The members of this conference are among the smartest and most dedicated public servants in the country. They are policy experts and leaders in their communities, and together we are going to set New York on a course for positive and lasting change.”

Left undetermined at this point is whether a top Skelos lieutenant, Sen. Tom Libous of Binghamton, will stay on as his deputy and floor leader.

Libous is under indictment, having been charged with lying to the FBI in a case stemming from his son securing a job at a politically connected law firm. At the same time, Libous is undergoing another round of cancer treatment.

It’s also unclear how the Senate GOP will engage the five-member Independent Democratic Conference, which has been in a majority coalition with the Republican conference over the last two years. The agreement allowed Republicans — who were technically in the minority — to retain the trappings of the majority party in the Senate.

Skelos has led the Senate Republican conference since mid-2008, when Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno stepped down amid a federal corruption probe.

Skelos and the Senate Republicans have enjoyed a good working relationship with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both at the expense of their respective party bases. Michael Lawler, the campaign manager for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, accused Skelos and Cuomo of having what amounted to a non-aggression pact during the election, a charge that both sides denied.

Skelos today pledged to take a muscular role in what gets done in Albany after two years of sharing power.

“In the months and years ahead, Senate Republicans are going to drive the agenda, and we will do so on behalf of hardworking taxpayers and their families, small businesses looking to grow and prosper, and young people who want a first-class education and the opportunity that comes with it,” he said.