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Elections by country
The President of France is elected for a five-year term by the public.
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.
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.
The President of Ireland is elected by the Irish people for a seven-year term.
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.
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.
The first President of Second Polish Republic was Józef Piłsudski. In the Second Polish Republic, the President was elected by the Parliament, while in the Third Polish Republic the President is elected for a five-year term by the public. The most recent presidential election was the Polish presidential election, 2010. The next election will take place in 2015.
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.
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.
The President of Venezuela is elected by the public to a six-year term.
List of presidential elections
- Elections in Iran
- Elections in Albania
- Elections in Venezuela
- Elections in South Africa
- Elections in France
- Elections in Mexico
- Elections in the United States
- Elections in the Republic of Ireland
- Elections in Poland
- Elections in Russia
- Elections in Ukraine
- Elections in the Palestinian National Authority
- Elections in Israel
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