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Noun1.line of succession - the order in which individuals are expected to succeed one another in some official position
line - a formation of people or things one behind another; "the line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
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My next dream, in the order of succession, begins always with the flight of Lop-Ear and myself through the forest.
And the same day Dolly brought her bundle, and displayed to Marner, one by one, the tiny garments in their due order of succession, most of them patched and darned, but clean and neat as fresh-sprung herbs.
But if we went to sea one at a time in strict order of succession to the property, he thought it might show whether any connected fate followed the family as a family.
Lacson suggested an extended order of succession in case of death or permanent disability of the four top government officials.Lacson's billproposes the following line of succession: the most senior senator based on length of service in the Senate the most senior representative based on the length of service in the House of Representatives the member of the Cabinet designated by the president The senator also suggested that a Cabinet member be sequestered in a secret and secure location prior to any public or private event that the president, vice president or other high ranking officials will attend.
WASHINGTON, July 16 (KUNA) -- The Pentagon announced late Monday that as the Senate received President Donald Trump's formal nomination of Mark Esper to be secretary of defense, he has "ceased to serve as acting secretary of defense and is solely serving as secretary of the Army." The Pentagon said in a statement that as a result, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer became acting secretary of defense and as such, Spencer "has the full authority and responsibility of the secretary of defense." As prescribed in the 2010 executive order "Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Defense," once Senate received his nomination, Esper is required to step down and assume his previous position until he is confirmed as Pentagon chief.
Emperor Naruhito is the 126th monarch to occupy the throne in accordance with Japan's traditional order of succession.
He is the 126th emperor according to Japan's traditional order of succession.
As (https://people.com/royals/why-prince-william-will-never-be-king-before-prince-charles/) People pointed out, the monarch doesn't have the power to choose who takes the throne as the order of succession was set by Parliament in the 1701 Act of Settlement.
In June 2017, King Salman once again changed the order of succession by replacing Prince Mohammed bin Nayef with Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince.
The Vice President is now removed from the constitutional order of succession. 'In case a vacancy arises by reason of removal, resignation, permanent incapacity, or death of the incumbent President, the Senate President shall act as President until a President shall have been chosen and qualified,' it says.
Whether Vargas would seek a fresh mandate -- his own --or give way to the order of succession could be up for discussion in Las Vegas although several governors hinted a separate meeting in Manila might be arranged specifically to determine the question.

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