Designation (from Latin designatio) is the process of determining an incumbent's successor. A candidate that won an election for example, is the designated holder of the office the candidate has been elected to, up until the candidate's inauguration. Titles typically held by such persons include, amongst others, "President-elect", and "Prime Minister-designate".
- "Consolidated version of the Treaty on European Union - TITLE III: PROVISIONS ON THE INSTITUTIONS - Article 17". eur-lex.europa.eu. Official Journal of the European Union. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
The Council, by common accord with the President-elect, shall adopt the list of the other persons whom it proposes for appointment as members of the Commission.
- "Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (Public Law 88-277)". General Services Administration. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
The terms "President-elect" and "Vice-President-elect" as used in this Act shall mean such persons as are the apparent successful candidates for the office of the President and Vice President, respectively, as ascertained by the Administrator following the general elections held to determine the electors of the President and Vice-President in accordance with title 3, United States code, sections 1 and 2.
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