Examples of interregnum in a Sentence
the democratic regime proved to be a short-lived interregnum between dictatorships
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The history of kare-kare is often traced to a 20-month interregnum in the 18th century when the British wrested Manila from the Spanish.
This film, an adaptation of graphic novels about the brief interregnum between Stalin’s stroke and death in 1953, was conceived well before Brexit and the rise of Trump.
And with Mexico heading into elections in July -- and then into a five-month interregnum under a lame-duck president before the winner takes office -- there are plenty more speed bumps ahead.
In May, an interregnum that had lasted nearly four years ended as Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson nominated Paul Mark Sealy (at podium) to serve as chief of the Mobile Fire Rescue Department, a position that had been vacant since 2013.
Would not, in fine, a government depending for its existence beyond a fixed date, on some positive and authentic intervention of the society itself, be too subject to the casualty and consequences of an actual interregnum?
In the interregnum between Jared Kushner’s decision to step down from his family real-estate business and his ascent to his father-in-law’s White House, the now-senior adviser found himself temporarily without an e-mail address.
This isn’t so much a win or a loss as an interregnum.
Would not, in fine, a Government depending for its existence beyond a fixed date, on some positive and authentic intervention of the Society itself, be too subject to the casualty and consequences of an actual interregnum?
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Did You Know?
Every time a pope dies, there's an interregnum period before a new one is elected by the cardinals. In most democratic systems, however, the law specifies who should take office when a president or prime minister dies unexpectedly, and since the power usually passes automatically, there's no true interregnum. The question of succession—that is, of who should take over when a country's leader dies—has often presented huge problems for countries that lacked a constitution, and in monarchies it hasn't always been clear who should become king or queen when a monarch dies. The interregnum following the death of Edward VI in 1553, for instance, was briefly suspended when Lady Jane Grey was installed as Queen; nine days later she was replaced by Mary Tudor, who sent her straight to the Tower of London.
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