Elections by country
The President of France is elected for a five-year (since 2002) 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 2016 Philippine Presidential Election which resulted in Rodrigo Duterte being elected the 16th President of the Philippines.
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, 2015. The next election will take place in 2020.
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 President of the Swiss Confederation is elected every year for a one-year term by the Federal Assembly among the seven Federal Councillors who collectively form together the Head of State. Primus inter pares, the President has no powers over and above the other six Councillors and continues to head his or her department. Traditionally the duty rotates among the members in order of seniority and the previous year's Vice President becomes President.
Republic of China
- Candidates for President of the Republic of China must be ROC citizens who have reached 40 years of age, has set their domicile in the ROC for not less than 15 years and lived in the free regions of the ROC for not less than 6 consecutive months. Naturalised citizens, residents of Hong Kong, Macau or the People's Republic of China, soldiers and election officials are not eligible.
The President of Tanzania is elected by general vote every five years. As of 2015, 24,001,134 people in Tanzania were registered to vote. Voters are registered upon completion of a Biometric Voters Register kit. The current president is John Magufuli.
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
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- Elections in Estonia
- Elections in Finland
- Elections in France
- Elections in Germany
- Elections in Hungary
- Elections in India
- Elections in Indonesia
- Elections in Iran
- Elections in the Republic of Ireland
- Elections in Israel
- Elections in Italy
- Elections in Mexico
- Elections in the Palestinian National Authority
- Elections in Poland
- Elections in Portugal
- Elections in Russia
- Elections in South Africa
- Elections in Spain
- Elections in Taiwan
- Elections in Ukraine
- Elections in the United States
- Elections in Venezuela
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- "When Was the First Presidential Election?". Your Dictionary. Retrieved 17 September 2012.