An inauguration is a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a major public leader's term of office. The "inaugural address" is a speech given during this ceremony which informs the people of his/her intentions as a leader. A famous inauguration speech is John F. Kennedy's. Political inaugurations often feature [[wikt:lavish lavish]] ceremonies, in which the politician publicly takes his or her oath of office in front of a large crowd of spectators.
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