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Opinion: A step-by-step guide to heading off the next coup attempt

October 19, 2021

For example, an incumbent president must not be able to throw sand in the gears of the transition process under the Presidential Transition Act. Max Stier of the Partnership for Public Service recommends that starting the transition “should be a ministerial decision, it should be clearer, and it should be a low bar.” As he has explained, “This is not about deciding who’s president; this is about deciding whether someone is going to get the information they need to be ready to govern if they are in charge on Jan. 20.”