Why so much time from election to inauguration of a U.S. president?

Why so much time from election to inauguration of a U.S. president? By ShareAmerica Jan 14, 2021 While many democracies swap in new leaders in a sprint, the U.S. ambles along with a transition period of 11 weeks. But slow as that might seem, it’s shorter than the four months the Constitution originally left for the ...
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On becoming an ‘ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary’

At the apex of U.S. embassies around the world are diplomats who hold the august title of “ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States of America.” Whether one has made a career in the Foreign Service, or in the world of business, in academe or elsewhere, being asked by the president to represent America ...
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