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Vice President of the United States - MSN Encarta (1395 words)
The vice president assumes the top position if the president dies in office, resigns, becomes unable to do his or her job, or is removed from office through impeachment.
Nine vice presidents have assumed the presidency upon the death or resignation of the president.
In such cases, the president may hand over power to the vice president by sending a written message to the Congress of the United States stating that he or she is unable to carry out the presidential duties.
Vice President - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (587 words)
In politics, a vice president is a politician whose primary function is to replace the president on the event of his or her death or resignation.
Vice Presidents are often elected jointly with the president as his or her running mate, elected separately, or appointed independently after the president's election.
In Germany, the de facto vice president is the President of the Bundesrat (upper house) and in France it is the speaker of the Senate.
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