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Differences in hand positions when leaders are taking oaths to constitutions, what are the origins and symbolisms involved? [closed]

Recently China's leader Xi Jinping took the Constitutional oath of office of China. Five years ago his left hand was on a document (China's constitution?) and his right hand was raised, palm forward, ...
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What does taking the oath of office of the president of the United States do?

The Constitution specifies the following: Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully ...
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How would a mute person take an oath of office in the United States?

Many officeholders in the United States are required to take an oath of office. How would a mute person do this?
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Why is the Oath of office of the President of the United States to the constitution, and not the people?

With the current situation in the USA, I had a look at the wording of the Oath of Office the US president takes, and was surprised to see that the oath is to "preserve, protect and defend the ...
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How might the United Kingdom become a republic?

If prospective United Kingdom MPs must swear allegiance to the monarch, and if MPs are needed to change laws, how might the UK become a republic, assuming sufficient public support?
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What happens if the Chief Justice refuses to give the oath of office to the President of the US?

I was thinking about this idea in relation to Trump and wondering what would happen in January if Chief Justice Roberts actively refused to render the Oath to Trump? Apparently Wikipedia says "While ...
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What recourse is available in case of a violation of US Senatorial oath of office?

This oath is taken by newly-elected United States Senators: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and ...
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