vice presidency


Definition of vice presidency

: the office of vice president

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He had been appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, at that point a relatively new change to the Constitution. Jay Cost, National Review, "In Praise of Gerald Ford," 9 Sep. 2019 Passed over for an executive vice presidency in 1986, Menendez jumped to International Video Entertainment, a California video distributor that eventually became Live Entertainment. Steve Helling,, "30 Years After the Menendez Brothers Murders, Read PEOPLE's 1990 Cover Story," 20 Aug. 2019 Since then, the amendment’s system to fill the vice presidency has worked as intended, twice, and without controversy. The Conversation,, "Here’s an expert’s opinion on why Trump haters shouldn’t expect help from 25th Amendment," 15 June 2019 Biden came close, lasting 36 years in the chamber before ascending to the vice presidency in 2008. Bo Erickson, CBS News, "When a young Joe Biden used his opponent's age against him," 4 June 2019 Both men can stay in office indefinitely, after the legislature in March repealed term limits on the presidency and vice presidency.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

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1804, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of vice-presidency

: the office of vice president

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