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Presidential election

A presidential election is the election of any head of state whose official title is President.

Contents

  • Elections by country 1
    • Albania 1.1
    • France 1.2
    • Iran 1.3
    • Israel 1.4
    • Ireland 1.5
    • Mexico 1.6
    • Palestine 1.7
    • Philippines 1.8
    • Poland 1.9
    • Russia 1.10
    • Ukraine 1.11
    • South Africa 1.12
    • United States 1.13
    • Venezuela 1.14
  • List of presidential elections 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Elections by country

Albania

The President of Albania is elected by the Assembly of Albania who are elected by the Albanian public.

France

The President of France is elected for a five-year term by the public.

Iran

The President of Iran is elected to a four-year term by the public. The first Presidential election in Iran was held in 1980, following the Iranian Revolution of 1979 which resulted in the overthrow of the monarchy, although the President's power is second to the Supreme Leader who has absolute power in the government.

Israel

The President of Israel is elected by the Knesset to a single seven-year term, though the role of the President is largely ceremonial as the real power of the country is in the hands of the Prime Minister.

Ireland

The President of Ireland is elected by the Irish people for a seven-year term.

Mexico

The President of Mexico is elected for a six-year term by the public. The first presidential election in Mexico was in 1934, although these weren't considered to have met international standards until 1994.

Palestine

The President of the Palestinian National Authority is the highest-ranking political position in the State of Palestine and is elected to a four-year term by the public.

Philippines

The President of the Philippines is the highest ranking political position in the Philippines and is elected to a Six-year term by the General Populace. The most recent Presidential Election was the 2010 Philippine Presidential Election who catapulted Benigno Aquino III as the country's 15th President. The next Election will take place in 2016.

Poland

The first President of Second Polish Republic was Józef Piłsudski. In the Second Polish Republic, the President was elected by the Parliament, while in the Third Polish Republic the President is elected for a five-year term by the public. The most recent presidential election was the Polish presidential election, 2010. The next election will take place in 2015.

Russia

The President of Russia is elected for a six-year term by the public. The first Presidential election in Russia was held in 1991 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Ukraine

The President of Ukraine is elected for a five-year term by the public. The first Presidential election in Ukraine was held in 1991 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

South Africa

The President of South Africa is elected by the National Assembly who are elected by the South African public. The leader of the largest elected party in the National Assembly becomes President for a five-year term. The first non-racial elections were held in 1994 to mark the end of apartheid.

United States

The

  1. ^ "When Was the First Presidential Election?". Your Dictionary. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 

References

See also

List of presidential elections

The President of Venezuela is elected by the public to a six-year term.

Venezuela

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