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Questions related to that of the President to whom is the leader of a country or a division or part of a country.

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Can an Indian President/Prime Minister send someone to jail without filing a case?

I'm learning Democratic Politics in 9th Grade. I had this doubt for a long time. Can an Indian President/Prime Minister send someone to jail without filing a case?
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Why do different states have different rules about delegate allocation for the presidency?

There are fifty states in America, plus some territories and other locations that are given delegates for the primaries. Yet they each have different rules about how delegates are allocated. Why?
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What is meant by “term” for presidency in US? [duplicate]

When it is said a single term or two term president then does it means that the president was elected for the office of President one time or two time or did the president was in his position for 4 ...
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Written contract with a presidential candidate? [duplicate]

Why we use written contracts everywhere, but not doing it for the most important thing? Wouldn't it be wise to prepare a contract with all the possible questions with check marks or empty fields to ...
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The Number of Presidencies in the USA [duplicate]

May a president in the USA who served two periods come back after a waiting period and be reelected for more times in pattern much as in Russia?
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What if incumbent president is defeated in re-election, and resigns before Jan 20? [duplicate]

What if the incumbent president is defeated in his re-election in November, and resigns before the Jan 20 inaugural of his opponent? Does the president-elect get sworn in early/immediately, or does ...
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How is the US' “Presidential Alert” system safeguarded against inappropriate or unauthorized use?

CNN's Feds send first emergency message test to cell phones describes the system and includes simple explanations like: It's called the "presidential alert," but the President doesn't actually ...
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If a president is impeached by the house but not convicted by the Senate, does this affect the president's term limits [closed]

If a President is impeached by the house but not convicted by the Senate, does this affect term limits. There is rumor that the first term would be nullified and the person could run for two more ...
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Amending the constitution to allow for multiple presidents

If someone proposed a change to the current system of the president of the United States, like electing three presidents and needing two to sign off on each bill, for example, would this be possible? ...
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Who are the people standing around in Trump's office, and how much are they paid? [closed]

In the last several days since the inauguration, I have seen on TV and in the press many images of Donald Trump sitting at a vast table signing documents. Behind and beside him stand a coterie of ...
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Could Donald Trump flee to Russia? [closed]

Could Trump flee to Russia if evidence for collusion is exposed ? What would happen then, could we arrest him or not ?
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Multiple/ Changing running mate in US presidential election

Would a presidential candidate be able to change his/her running mate after ballot papers have been printed? For example, Independent Candidate Evan McMullin placed "Nathan Johnson" from California ...
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Is it possible to define autocracy and subsequently legislate against it?

Many have accused POTUS of being autocratic. (Both Donald Trump and Barack Obama). Is it possible to define the criteria for autocracy and enact a way of preventing this?
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Where does George Weah stand on the political spectrum? Is he progressive or conservative?

Where does George Weah stand on the political spectrum? Is he progressive or conservative? I know his party (CDC) is centre-right, is he?
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What did Eisenhower mean with this statement?

“They are very volatile. They think they are a great power one day and they feel sorry for themselves the next day.” This quote above is from this article. But what does this mean?
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Is there a historical precedent of POTUS barring entry to the White House based on the prospective visitor's criticism of the President?

Also, what is the mechanism in place to enforce current POTUS recent withdrawn invitation of NBA team communicated via a free microblogging service? (I'm assuming the president does not personally ...
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Is Bernie Sanders too old? [closed]

Is Bernie Sanders unfit to be president because of his old age? I believe it may be a problem later on if he's elected.
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I want to know if there is a way to actually see with my own eyes proof that my personal vote was counted

I don't know where to go or who to contact to find out if Dallas Dean Heards (me) vote was counted.
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Question regarding concessions during presidential elections

If I wrote my own name on the ballot while voting for the president, don't I also have to concede to the winning candidate on Election Day, like the other candidates do? Is there a rule that only ...
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Why does the opposition party always push so hard for impeachment? [closed]

It's pretty common to hear the opposition party stating they are 110% sure the president will get impeached. Trump will get impeached. Obama should have gotten impeached. Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, ...
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Can corporations vote in the presidential election?

Under the notion of corporate personhood, can a corporation vote on presidential candidates in the U.S.?
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Can Obama put extra checks at this stage, on America's nuclear weaponry, with a Trump Presidency?

I don't know what that would involve, maybe making the command 3 or 4 leveled rather than the current 2. Well what can be done at this stage to secure America's nuclear weaponry, when the perception ...
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What happens if Trump committed treason? [duplicate]

According to the NYTimes post "There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air", Now the F.B.I. confirms that we have had an investigation underway for eight months into whether another presidential ...
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Is it possible for a US President to be an autocrat while remaining within the boundaries of the US constitution?

Is it possible for a US president to be autocratic while maintaining the letter or spirit of the law?
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Are there technical constraints in place that would prevent Harvey Weinstein from running for (and winning) US President? [duplicate]

Given America successfully had the current POTUS elected and sworn in, is there any reason that despite public outrage, someone like Harvey Weinstein couldn't become President?
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Function of an Acting President, and possible infringement of separation of powers

If I understand correctly what I have been reading about presidential elections: A special election can be called by act of Congress when there is no President-Elect and no Vice-President-Elect ...
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Fact Checking Presidents information [closed]

Why does America not have an information facts checker to ensure that the information that is being relayed to American voters is accurate? The American voters are expecting that what the president ...
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Is it common for presidents to ask foreign officials to help investigate crimes by US citizens? [closed]

Trump is currently accused of asking the Ukrainian president to help investigate potential misconduct by Joe Biden's son. Are such requests a routine part of the president's interaction with foreign ...
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Criminal behavior by US Diplomatic appointees? [closed]

Aside from Obama fundraiser, Howard Gutman (Pictured Above, the one who is not a smurf) Anything along the lines of The Vaticans?. Are there any examples of sexual or criminal scandals amongst any ...
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What are the 3 Offices of President in America? [closed]

Upon deeper research into the Constitution and Articles of Confederation, I found there are 3 Offices of President. The actual "Office of President" is for the actual sitting President. But if you ...
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How to better ensure no conflict with laws of the United States for a person wanting to run for public office [closed]

If the only qualifications to be eligible for the President of the United States of America is that of: Be a natural-born U.S. citizen Be at least 35 years old Have resided in the U.S. at least 14 ...
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How does Donald Trump shut the government down? [duplicate]

What eludes me is how the president is able to shut down the government, and why nothing has been done about it.
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Other US President's that speedily bomb an adversary after saying they would on their election campaign trail

The Question Have there ever been any other past US Presidents that said they'd take a very strong military action against an adversary like bombing or invading or whatever and actually take that ...