Acting (law) facts for kids

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In law, when someone is said to be acting in a position it can mean that, the person is only occupying the position temporarily to ensure continuity.

Examples of acting positions include:

  • Acting mayor
  • Acting governor
  • Acting president
  • Acting prime minister
  • Acting President of the United States
  • Acting President of Israel
  • Acting President of Pakistan
  • Acting President of Poland

In the United States, the rules for appointment of acting officials are covered in many cases by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.


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