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Q66. “If the President dies and then the Vice
President takes over and dies too, who takes over then?”

The Vice President. One of the VP‘s first acts as a new President would likely be the
appointment of a new VP. The new VP must be confirmed by both Houses of the
Congress (viz 25th Amendment). If both die at the
same time, the Speaker of the House is President. The entire line of succession
is spelled out in the U.S. Code (and elsewhere in
this FAQ

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