Lame Duck (politics)

Lame Duck (politics)

A lame duck is an elected official who is approaching the end of his or her tenure, and especially an official whose successor has already been elected.

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Lame Duck (politics) - Examples - New Zealand
... a Constitutional Crisis arose when the outgoing "lameduck" Prime Minister Robert Muldoon refused to follow the wishes of a new incoming government led by David Lange ... This was the only time in New Zealand where a "lameduck" Prime Minister did not follow the wishes of the incoming government ...

Famous quotes containing the words lame and/or duck:

    My nurses, those starchy ghosts,
    hover over me for my lame hours
    and my lame days. The mechanics
    of the body pump for their tricks.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    She shall get a duke, my dear,
    As duck do get a drake;
    And she shall have a young prince,
    For her own fair sake.
    Unknown. Green Grass (l. 9–12)