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A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. The name comes from the Latin vice meaning in place of. In some countries, the vice president is called the deputy president. In American slang, the Vice President of the United States is sometimes referred to as the V. P. or the veep, while the spouse of a vice president may be known as the Second Lady. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Corporate title. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Vice is a practice or habit that is considered immoral, depraved, and/or degrading in the associated society. ... For other uses, see Slang (disambiguation). ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... A Second Lady is a title sometimes used in reference to the wife of a vice president, styled relative to the title of First Lady, the wife of a president. ...

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Vice presidents in government

In politics, a vice president is a politician whose primary job is to replace the president on the event of his or her death or resignation. Vice presidents are either elected jointly with the president as his or her running mate, elected separately, or appointed independently after the president's election. The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... A running mate is a person running for a subordinate position on a joint ticket during an election. ...


Governments with vice presidents generally have only one person holding this role and generally khama is if the president is not present, dies, resigns, or is otherwise unable to fulfill his job, the vice president will serve as a president. In many presidential systems, the vice president does not wield much day to day political power, but is still considered an important member of the cabinet. Several Vice Presidents in the Americas hold the position of President of the Senate; this is the case, for example, in Argentina, the United States, and Uruguay. The vice president sometimes assumes some of the ceremonial duties of president, such as attending functions and events that the actual president may be too busy to attend; the Vice President of the United States, for example often attends funerals of world leaders on behalf of the president. In this capacity the vice president may thus assume the role of a de facto symbolic head of state, a position which is lacking in a system of government where the powers of head of state and government are fused. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the governmental body. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... The President of the Senate is the title often given to the presiding officer, or chairman, of a senate. ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... For the comedy film of the same name, see Head of State (film). ...


The vice-president's position can mean different things in different democracies. In parliamentary systems, most states do not have a vice president but instead name another office-holder, often the chairperson or president of the upper house of parliament or even the prime minister to act as effective vice president. In the Republic of Ireland, a collective vice presidency exists called the Presidential Commission, made up of chairmen of both houses of the Oireachtas (parliament), along with the Irish Chief Justice. In Germany, the de facto vice president is the President of the Bundesrat (upper house), in Poland it is Marshal of the Sejm (lower house) and in France it is the speaker of the Senate. In Russia, the Prime Minister serves as the de facto vice president, although he has much more power than the Vice President of the United States. States currently utilizing parliamentary systems are denoted in red and orange—the former being constitutional monarchies where authority is vested in a parliament, and the latter being parliamentary republics whose parliaments are effectively supreme over a separate head of state. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... The Presidential Commission (Irish: Coimisiún Uachtarán) is the collective vice-presidency of the Republic of Ireland. ... The Oireachtas is the National Parliament of the Republic of Ireland. ... In Germany, the President of the Bundesrat (German: Bundesratspräsident) is the bodys chairperson or speaker. ... Marszałek sejmu (Sejm Marshal, Marshal of the Sejm) is the title of the Speaker (chair) of Sejm the lower house of Polish parliament since the 15th century. ... The Senate amphitheater in the Luxembourg Palace The Senate (in French :le Sénat) is the upper house of the Parliament of France. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ...


Vice presidents in business

In business, vice-president refers to a rank in senior management. A trade-union may also elect a vice-president to serve its members. Most companies that use this title generally have large numbers of people with the title of vice president with different types of vice president (e.g. vice president for finance). A vice president in business usually reports directly to the president or CEO of the company. When there are several vice presidents in a company they are sometimes ranked by naming the highest ranking Executive VP, the second highest ranking Senior VP, and the remainder of the management team just VP. There are usually several SVPs in one company, when that title is used. There can also be more than one EVP. In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers. ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... Publicly and privately held for-profit corporations often confer corporate titles or business titles on company officials as a means of identifying their function in the organization. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ...


In large brokerage firms and investment banks, there are usually several VPs in each local branch office, the title being more deception than actually denoting a managerial position within the company. A Stock broker sells or buys stock on behalf of a customer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


A corporate vice-president is rarely "second in line" to succeed the corporate president following death or resignation. Such decisions are usually left up to the board of directors. Chairman of the Board redirects here. ...


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