Under what Circumstances must congress choose a President?
Because of the 12th amendment the house of representatives may be called on to elect a president. if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes for president, the house of representatives, voting by states, must decide the issuing that situation, it must choose from among the 3 highest contenders in the electoral college balloting. Each state has but one vote to cast, and a majority of the states is necessary for election.
Generally, elections for president are held in the United States every four years. So the election of 2012 has concluded, and the next election will be held in 2016. Vice presidents are selected by the president and his political party, so under most circumstances, if the president gets elected, so does the vice president.
Official body designated to choose the president under the new constitution which in1789 unanimously elected George Washington?
George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States, as elected under the US Constitution. Previously there had been "congressional" Presidents, and those under the Articles of Confederation (1781) had the title "President of the United States in Congress Assembled". But they were not the executive officers of the country. The first president of the Continental Congress was Peyton Randolph of Virginia in 1774. The first president of the US Congress under the…
The President can use a "pocket veto", if a bill comes to the White House to be signed close to the time Congress is due to conclude their current session. If it isn't signed by the time they get out of session, the bill will die unpassed, unless carefully worded otherwise. This is sometimes used with unpopular bills, or ones the President does not want to be seen to reject or support.