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Second in command of british goverment?

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asked Aug 19, 2012 in Government by anonymous
   

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It's not as clear-cut as in the U.S. No prime minister has died in office since 1865, and the succession "rules" basically say "We'll wait until it happens to decide, depending on what's going on politically at that time." (It seems to be so "British," like they think it would be impolite to even discuss it while someone is alive.) Here's an interesting article that talks about it.

answered Aug 19, 2012 by SouthernGirl Inquisitive Expert (10,360 points)

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