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If the first lady dies in office, the vice president’s wife cannot step into her position. This could be due to the fact that they were not elected. In other nations apart from America where polygamy is legal, it will not post too much vacuum because one of the wives will be elevated to the position of first lady. The crown is likely to fall on the number two wife. Is this an advantage of polygamism? Whatever.
But in a country like United States, it will create a little or serious turbulence. Would Mr president just go through his term singly or Would a mistress pop out of the woodward to feel the vacuum? Is there a specific time that must elapse before Mr president can make a move to re-marry? Evidence abound that three first ladies passed while in office in the United States(www.firstlady.com). Some of the past presidents actually used their nieces, sisters etc to play the role of a first lady. Is this legal or culturally valid? Should congress and senate examine this provocativedebate.com question and come up with options should such situation arise? May all our first ladies live long! Folks your take?