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Questions tagged [succession]

How someone leaving a role during a term is replaced by someone else. May be a line of succession or some other method. Not to be confused with secession.

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Who will become Maine Attorney General in January?

Janet Mills will become the next governor of Maine. I believe she is currently the Maine Attorney General. My question is, who becomes the Maine Attorney General on the day she moves office?
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If the British King dies childless but with a pregnant wife, who is the monarch?

Suppose the British King dies and he is currently childless, but his wife is pregnant. Under the succession laws of the commonwealth realms, what happens? I see three natural possibilities: The next ...
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Line of Succession : Prior to VP Approval

Suppose the current president were to resign (or die while in office). Per section 1 of the 25th amendment, the Vice President becomes the President (right away, do not pass go, do not collect $200). ...
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How can a Senator be removed from office during a term for medical reasons?

While the present condition of Senator McCain prompts this question I am looking for a general answer under similar circumstance for any senator, not necessarily "just McCain". Is there a mechanism ...
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What was the rationale behind EO 13787 updating the DOJ Order of Succession?

In a March 31 Executive Order (13787), President Trump set the current Department of Justice (DOJ) order of succession, which, by my understanding, would determine who has authority over the Mueller ...
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What, if anything, can disqualify one from inheriting the British throne?

Can things like infidelity, crime, or immoral behaviour make a heir ineligible for succession of the British throne?
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Can Prince Charles pass the throne to Prince William of his own free will?

A recent poll shows that only a quarter of Britons want to see Charles succeed his mother as monarch. The public seems to be in favor of Prince William to have the throne: Only a quarter of ...
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Sitting Senator as Speaker of the House (US)

In the United States a person doesn't actually need to be a member of the House of Representatives to be the Speaker of the House. I'm wondering if it is legal (i.e. constitutional) for a sitting ...
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If one party controls the house and 2/3 of the senate, what's to stop them taking the presidency?

This pertains to the United States. From my understanding (Wikipedia), the House of Representatives can impeach the president with a simple majority. The Senate can then convict the president with a ...
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As of August 2017, what would it take for Bernie Sanders to assume the presidency of the United States?

Yes, I am aware that November 2016 has long passed, but what would have to happen for Bernie to assume the presidency while Donald Trump is still president? I'm aware of a line of succession (...
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What is the continuity of Government chain of succession for the People's Republic of China?

Many countries have protocols in place which determine who the successor to the leadership of that country will be in the event that one or more of the leaders or their successors die. What is the ...
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What is the Russian Government's continuity of government chain of succession?

Many countries have protocols in place which determine who the successor to the leadership of that country will be in the event that one or more of the leaders or their successors die. What is Russia'...
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What instances are there of a sovereign adopting a successor? [closed]

I was brushing up on the Roman Empire discovered that many of the emperors' successors were adopted. I am wondering if this was frequent throughout history in other areas of the world and if there ...
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What is the line of succession in the Department of Justice?

In 1973, Richard Nixon ordered his Attorney General to fire Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor who was investigating Watergate. The Attorney General refused and resigned, and then the Deputy ...
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When did the custom of ex-President non-interference begin?

In recent times, the custom of US Presidents has been to retire after 8 years in office and not criticize or interfere with their successor. This has been the case with both Bushes and Clinton. Obama ...
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Does a succeeding President select a new VP during succession?

There is a clearly documented Order of Succession that is followed when the current President is incapacitated. This has been the subject of Films and TV Shows. What normally happens in these ...
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Inauguration Day and succession

Imagine if you will it's inauguration day, and everyone's up on the steps. The new VP is sworn in, and that lets the previous administration VP off the hook. Suddenly, a shot rings out, and the ...
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Can someone in the Presidential Line of Succession be “skipped”?

In the United States, if the president is removed for any reason (death, impeachment, resignation), the Presidential Line of Succession would describe who is president next. But if one of those ...
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What if the wrong successor to POTUS is sworn in

Assume that due to an accident, attack or catastrophe several persons on the U.S. Presidential Line of Succession are incapacitated (or dead) together with the current president. In order with a ...
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Does someone who already served two terms as president get “skipped” in the presidential line of succession?

I know someone who has already served two1 terms as president cannot be elected president again, and there is apparently an argument about whether or not such a person can be elected to vice president....
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What would happen if Russia declared itself the successor of the Russian empire?

As I understand, Russia will have a right to claim on old Russian empire territories + Alaska. But it won't have any rights in UN. Am I right?
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Is there a post-Castro plan for Cuba?

With both Castro brothers well into their 80s, is there a plan for succession in the Cuban leadership? I am curious if the next leader will be of the '59 revolution generation or not
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What if the president, vice president, everyone in the line of succession plus the designated survivor were all killed?

Say a mad scientist detonated a nuclear device that killed everyone in Washington including everyone in the president's line of succession and say, he somehow figured out where the designated survivor ...
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Do individual Commonwealth countries have to accept the new rules of succession?

Roughly coincident with the birth of a child to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Parliament is set to make changes to the Act of Succession, allowing females to be directly in the line. The problem ...