President-elect


President-elect

An -elect is a political candidate who has been elected to an office but who has not yet been sworn in or officially taken office. These may include an incoming president, senator, representative, governor and mayor.

Analogously, the term "designate" (e.g. Prime Minister-designate) is used in systems without direct elections of executive politicians, such as in parliamentary systems.

Title

In the United States, a person elected to office at the state or federal levels, and sometimes by custom at local levels, is given the courtesy title of the Honorable (abbreviated to Hon. or Hon'ble).

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  • President-elect — Président élu Aux États Unis, la notion de président élu[1] ou président désigné[2] (en anglais President elect) est utilisée pour désigner le vainqueur de l élection présidentielle qui n a pas encore pris ses fonctions. L usage de cette notion… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • President elect — Président élu Aux États Unis, la notion de président élu[1] ou président désigné[2] (en anglais President elect) est utilisée pour désigner le vainqueur de l élection présidentielle qui n a pas encore pris ses fonctions. L usage de cette notion… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • president-elect — ☆ president elect [prez′ə dəntē lekt′, prez′ə dent΄ē lekt′, prez′ə dəntilekt′, prez′ə dent΄ilekt′ ] n. an elected president who has not yet taken office …   English World dictionary

  • President-elect — Barack Obama während einer Rede vor der Amtseinführung. Das Schild am Rednerpult weist ihn als President elect aus, obwohl das Wahlergebnis noch nicht verkündet war. Dennoch entspricht dies der überwältigenden Rezeption seiner Funktion zu jener… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • President elect — Barack Obama während einer Rede vor der Amtseinführung. Das Schild am Rednerpult weist ihn als President elect aus, obwohl das Wahlergebnis noch nicht verkündet war. Dennoch entspricht dies der überwältigenden Rezeption seiner Funktion zu jener… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • president-elect — /prez i deuhnt i lekt /, n. a president after election but before induction into office. [1815 25, Amer.] * * * noun, pl elects [count] : a person who has been elected president but who has not officially become president yet * * * ˌpresident… …   Useful english dictionary

  • president-elect — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms president elect : singular president elect plural presidents elect someone who has been elected president but has not officially started the position yet …   English dictionary

  • president-elect — N SING The president elect is the person who has been elected as the president of an organization or country, but who has not yet taken office. ...one of the president elect s best proposals during the campaign …   English dictionary

  • president-elect — president e lect n [singular] someone who has been elected as a new president, but who has not yet started the job …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • president-elect — president e lect noun count someone who has been elected president but has not officially started the position yet …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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