vice presidency


Definition of vice presidency

: the office of vice president

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Both men can stay in office indefinitely, after the legislature in March repealed term limits on the presidency and vice presidency. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, "Xi’s Right-Hand Man Is Message-Bearer in China-U.S. Trade Dispute," 1 Aug. 2018 While there would be a vice presidency in the transition government for a member of his opposition movement, Machar himself could not fill the seat, Elia added. Paul Schemm, Washington Post, "‘Enough is enough’: South Sudan rules out role for opposition leader, casting doubt on peace talks," 22 June 2018 Exactly one of them — George H.W. Bush — was elected president while occupying the vice presidency, following a popular presidency and facing a weak opponent. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Actually, Pence’s Toadying Is His Best Shot at Becoming President," 17 May 2018 The Democratic-Republican party had a Jefferson-Burr ticket--Jefferson for the presidency and Burr for the vice presidency. Lillian Cunningham, Washington Post, "The Constitutional podcast finale: ‘Ourselves and our posterity’," 12 Feb. 2018 In separate action at the May 15 meeting, Lisa Brooks was unanimously elected president by her fellow board members and Stefanie Boron moved up to the vice presidency as board members changed officer roles, which is the tradition at the May meeting. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Glencoe to expand Children's Circle full-day preschool offerings," 24 May 2018 After assuming the vice presidency, Diaz-Canel became virtually invisible, leading many who knew him to wonder what had happened to the glad-handing bureaucrat from Villa Clara. Andrea Rodriguez And Michael Weissenstein, The Christian Science Monitor, "Diaz-Canel crafts new public persona as Cuban president," 23 May 2018 Eddie Lund began working for the company in 1994 as a broker at the Portland office, later overseeing the San Antonio branch before moving in 2002 to take on the vice presidency at the corporate office on Angeles Crest Highway. Carol Cormaci,, "In the Spotlight: Eddie Lund steps into role of president at Allen Lund Co.," 16 May 2018 McCall is also seeking the vice presidency as an alternative. Grant Segall,, "RTA board sends investigation of ex-president's health insurance to authorities (photos)," 15 May 2018

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: the office of vice president

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