Others, in addition to the chief justice, have administered the oath of office to several of the nine vice presidents who succeeded to the presidency upon their predecessor’s death or resignation intra-term.
When a new president assumed office under these circumstances the inauguration is kept low key, and conducted without pomp or fanfare.
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