[Linux-aus] Presidential Succession
silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de
Thu May 6 12:29:36 EST 2010
LA does not have the US constitution as its constitution. :)
On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 11:53 AM, David Lloyd <lloy0076 at adam.com.au> wrote:
> In the event that the President of the United States becomes unfit for office, the Vice President becomes Acting President or The President (if the reason is because of death) for the President's term of office.
> If the Vice President is also incapacitated - think something like the Polish Presidential plane crashing - then the Speak of the House takes the role. If the speaker is incapacitated, the President of the Senate takes the role and failing that there is a succession between the Executive Secretaries.
> On 06/05/2010, at 10:18 AM, Paul Shirren wrote:
>> On 6/05/10 3:11 AM, Mark Phillips wrote:
>>> There were three nominations for president at the last election.
>>> Was the person who came second considered?
>> If Obama is unable to fulfil his duty you get Biden not McCain. If Rudd
>> can't cope you get Gillard not Howard.
>> I guess it comes down to what is in the constitution. I would guess that
>> VP would usually be the replacement. I am sure the committee has read
>> the rules and is constrained by them.
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