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take office

To assume a position of political authority, especially one that is granted as the result of a public election. The controversial businesswoman had hardly taken office in the senate before becoming immediately embroiled in scandal. I promise that when I take office, I'm going to dedicate my time and energy to solving this city's homelessness crisis.
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take office

to begin serving as an elected or appointed official. When did the mayor take office? All the elected officials took office just after the election.
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take office

Assume an official position or employment, as in The new chair takes office after the first of the year. [Mid-1800s]
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Rabat The acting American Charge d'Affaires to Morocco, Jennifer Rasamimanana, has assured Morocco that the delay in the US ambassador taking office is "normal."The prospective ambassador, David Fischer, has still not taken office over 600 days since his nomination by US President Donald Trump.
The new members taking office on 1 January 2020 are:
A statement issued by the ministry said "Defense Minister Najah al-Shimmari received, in his office on Sunday, the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, where Matthew congratulated the Minister of Defense on taking office as Minister of Defense, wishing him success and progress in his work to serve Iraq and its people.
Secretary finance welcomed the new advisor to PM on finance and congratulated him upon taking office as finance advisor.
Soon after taking office on April 9, the President signed the decree, a statement by the Presidential Office said on Wednesday.
Hiett is serving his first term as a commissioner, taking office in January 2015.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad clocked in officially at the Prime Minister' Office this morning, his first day back since taking office on May 10.
"The new management, immediately on taking office, also faced another major problem.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 20 August 2017: President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has arrived in Cairo on Sunday morning for his first formal visit since taking office in February 2017.
With a new group of legislators set to be sworn in, we've updated our Elected Officials Directory to include all the officials taking office in 2015.
The Rohani Administration says it has not started even a single development project since taking office and will not do so until it has reduced the huge backlog of partly completed projects.
Summary: Jerusalem: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will pay a first visit to Israel since taking office ...
Summary: US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will travel to China next week for talks with China's new leadership on his first international trip since taking office, the Treasury Department said Thursday.
He has overcome cancer and now his most formidable opponent, Henrique Capriles, since taking office 14 years ago.