order of succession

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There is absolutely no guarantee that whoever occupies a particular elective office in the order of succession at a given period of time will be compatible with the present administration.
For the past several years, each treatment had been rotated within each site; this also represented a chronological order of succession with burned areas (0 years since burn) and mowed areas (1-2 years since burn) being early successional while the unmanaged areas had been left unburned for [greater than or equal to] 4 years.
The call comes in response to the reordering of the order of succession following the birth of the Earl and Countess of Wessex's son Viscount Severn.
The order of succession (who assumes the nation's top office in the event that both the President and Vice President are unable to fullfill the duties of the presidency) has been established by acts of Congress.
TOKYO - If a boy is born to Princess Kiko on Wednesday, he will change the order of succession in the Japanese imperial family, becoming third in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne after Crown Prince Naruhito and the baby's father Prince Akishino.
The order of succession is denoted in parenthesis (* denotes the person is deceased).
That would push Harry - now third in line to the Throne - further down the order of succession and make him less of a "trophy target" for any enemy in a war zone.
Oregon also has a working order of succession, with the secretary of state being next in line, followed by the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House.
Among the problems, he said, are that any person serving as acting president can be bumped by an officer higher in the order of succession.
He therefore reverses the order of succession, and insists that all legal forms of association other than the state derive from the state.

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