2017 Presidential Inauguration of Laura Montez
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Laura Montez takes the oath of office as the president of the United States.
Date January 20, 2017
Time 12:00 pm (EST)
Location United States Capitol
Washington, D.C.
Assuming office Laura Priscilla Montez
46th President of the United States
Administering oath Chief Justice of the United States

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The inauguration of Laura Montez as the 46th president of the United States took place on Friday, January 20, 2017. The inauguration marked the commencement of the four-year term of Laura Montez as president.

Context Edit

By definition, the inauguration marked the formal culmination of the presidential transition of Laura Montez that began when she won the Senate vote to decide who will become president on January 5, 2017, a constitutional proceeding following the United States presidential election on November 8, 2016, and became the president-elect. She was widely celebrated as the first elected female president, while her predecessor, Selina Meyer, was the first woman president, but was not elected, having been elevated from the vice presidency following the resignation of Stuart Hughes.

Inaugural address Edit

After taking the Oath of Office, Montez began her inaugural address. Seconds into her address, CNN was able to report that Tibet has officially been freed, with Greg Hart, the CNN anchor covering the Inauguration, saying "President Montez has brokered a deal with the Chinese government to free Tibet." Co-anchor Dan Egan remarked that this will no doubt put her in line for the Nobel Peace Prize, even though Montez's predecessor Selina Meyer had done all of the work arranging it.

Address excerpts Edit

  • "My fellow citizens, this is the dawn of a new era. Una epoca nueva!"
  • "As we celebrate this historic day, we must not forget the women: the courageous forebearers, the wise elders who forged a path so that I can stand here today."
  • "We cannot rely on our government to answer all of our problems; we must put our faith in the resourcefulness and perseverance of our people!"

2017 Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies Edit

Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies is a special committee of the United States Congress formed every four years to manage presidential inaugurations. A committee has been formed every four years since at least the 1901 inauguration of William McKinley.

The 2017 committee consisted of:

Gallery Edit

U.S. presidential inaugurations
Preceded by
First inauguration of Selina Meyer
January 24, 2016
Inauguration of Laura Montez
January 20, 2017
Succeeded by
Second inauguration of Selina Meyer
January 20, 2021
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