On the 30th of April George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America.
Centrist europhile Emmanuel Macron (24%, En Marche!) and staunch eurosceptic Marine Le Pen (21.3%, National Front) have beaten off all the establishment candidates. This has created an extraordinary match-up between two extremely different candidates. This election will prove tremendously significant in determining the direction France will take over the next five years and beyond, with wide repercussions for Europe.
On this day in 1841, President William Henry Harrison became the first president to die in office, setting the shortest term of any president following his March 4th inauguration speech which was the longest of any president in history. The ensuing constitutional crisis was not fully settled until over 100 years later with the twenty-fifth amendment, by which a number of other Presidents – including Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy had been assassinated in office.
On February 20th 2016, Jeb Bush dropped out of the US Presidential Race. This was after poor results in Iowa and New Hampshire, and placing fourth in South Carolina primary with under 8% of the vote. 43rd Governor of California, Second son of 41st President George H. W. Bush, and brother of 43rd President George…
Last November, Donald Trump won the US Presidential Election. Well, legally speaking he did. In terms of the popular vote, he lost by just under 3 million. Why didn’t the candidate with the most votes win? The answer is simple: the Electoral College.