Presidential election

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

Elections by country[edit]

Albania[edit]

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

France[edit]

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

Iran[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Mexico[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Palestine[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Russia[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

The United States has elections on the state and local levels. The Electoral College is the constitutional body that elects the president, and voters actually vote for the members of the Electoral College at the state level. In the U.S., the presidential elections at the state-level decide which people shall become members of the Electoral College for each state, and those members of the Electoral College in turn cast their votes for the presidential candidates. The first recorded Electoral College presidential election in the United States was in 1788−1789, in which George Washington won.[1]

Venezuela[edit]

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

List of presidential elections[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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