Succession rules, Constitutional Law

1. President

a. Vice-President

1) Issues with the election of the Presidenta. President-elect fails to qualify. If the President-elect fails to qualify, the Vice-President-elect shall act as President until the President-elect shall have qualified. (Paragraph 2, Section 7, Article VII, 1987 Constitution)b. President shall not have been chosen. If a President shall not have been chosen, the Vice-President-elect shall act as President until a President shall have been chosen and qualified. (Paragraph 3, Section 7, Article VII, Ibid.)c. President-elect dies or becomes permanently disabled. If at the beginning of the term of the President, the President-elect shall have died or shall have become permanently disabled, the Vice-President-elect shall become President. (Paragraph 4, Section 7, Article VII, Ibid.)

2) Issues with the sitting Presidenta. President’s death, permanent disability, removal from office, resignation. In case of death, permanent disability, removal from office, or resignation of the President, the Vice-President shall become the President to serve the unexpired term. (Section 8, Article VII, Ibid.)b. President’s written declaration of inability to discharge powers and duties. Whenever the President transmits to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such ...

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