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THE U .S CONSTITUTION ‘s REQUIREMENTS  ………………………………….………….. , the U.

S Constitution requires that the President be a natural-born citizen , ………… it is required that he be 35 years of age.  ………………………………….. anyone wanting to run for president must have access to very large sums of money, ……….. a campaign costs a great deal of money.

 ……………………………………………………. , he must have lived as a permanent resident of the US for at least 14 years.  ……………………………………… there are many people who want to be president, not everyone can run for presidency.
STEP 1 : PRIMARIES and CAUCUSES  Caucuses and primaries are held from January to June to select or vote for the best candidate that will represent them in the general election.

 Most of the time he chooses to be either a Democrat or a Republican.  …………………………….. the candidate has made the announcement and picked up a political party that will help him fundraise, …………………… it’s time for each candidate to campaign throughout the country to win the favour of their party members.
STEP 2: NATIONAL CONVENTIONS  At the convention each party nominee picks his running mate ; ………………………………………………….. he delivers his acceptance speech.

 The republican convention is usually held in the late summer , …………………………. the Democrats hold their convention early September.
 Ads are shown on TV and ……………………………. ……….. the 3 debates which are organized in October, both candidates are given the opportunity to present their positions on different policies and explain where they stand on the issues.

 ………………………………………. their nomination at the convention, both presidential candidates campaign throughout the country to win the support of the general population.  ……………………………………….. the primary election , the two major parties hold their national convention to choose a final presidential nominee.
STEP3 : GENERAL ELECTION

 ……………………………………… when people cast their votes they are actually voting for a group of people known …………. electors or the Electoral College.
 First Tuesday in November is Election Day .

 ………………………………… , people in every state across the country vote for a ticket, …………………………………. for one president and vice president.
STEP 4 : ELECTORAL COLLEGE  Each elector casts one vote ……………………………………… the general election .  In the electoral college system, each state gets a certain number of electors based on its representation in Congress.  …………………………………. he is not the president yet …………………………… he will have to wait until December 17th to be formally elected by the Electoral College.

 The first candidates who reaches a majority (270 votes) wins the election .
STEP 5: The SWEARING – IN CEREMONY

 On Inauguration Day, the president-elect and vice-president-elect are sworn in, taking the oath of office.  ………………………………………. the newly elected president (= president-elect) and his running mate are inaugurated on Januray 20th ……………… required by the constitution.  ……………………………………………… , the road to the White House is a long and tricky process.