Barack Obama, the first African-American to be elected to the White House, will be sworn in on January 20, 2009.
But before then he needs to form an administration to run the country
Obama has around two months in which to do so. In many other national elections, the time period given to the victor to assume office is much shorter. After UK general elections, for example, the outgoing prime minister usually has to vacate their official Downing Street residence by lunchtime the following day. Read full article »