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What Does Incumbent Mean?

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Incumbent is a term usually used in politics. It means the present holder of a political organisation. The expression is usually used with reference to elections. In this, the battle can be described between the incumbent and the non- incumbent. In a lot of authority and situations, the present office holders or the incumbent have a lot of structural advantages over the contestants at the time of elections.

The election timings probably may be defined by the incumbent instead of a pre planned or set schedule. The incumbents, due to their prior performances in the offices, have an advantage in getting the resources and funds which can be used indirectly for encouraging the campaign. At times, the incumbency factor may itself lead to the downfall of the incumbent.
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What if the office holder obtained the office by appointment due to a death prior to the end of the term, is he or she still considered the incumbent

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