“Predecessor” in the news

Example collocations

direct predecessor
immediate predecessor
predecessor of today

Publications and example sentences

The Age
· EU balks at adding Russia back into G7  
Russia was expelled from what was then the Group of Eight in 2014 when Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, was US president, after Moscow annexed the Crimea region from Ukraine.  Copy example sentence
The Independent
· I reported on the Pentagon for over a decade — but what happened in DC this week shocked me  
The president and the Pentagon leadership he installed when their predecessors sometimes defied his hardline whims turned it into a “battlespace.”  Copy example sentence
· Putin rushes to move on from COVID-19 with vote on reforms  
Russia's constitution was drawn up under Putin's predecessor Boris Yeltsin and Kremlin critics often call for its terms to be observed.  Copy example sentence
The Independent
· George Floyd protests: Which US presidents have used the Insurrection Act to stop riots?  
Certain of his predecessors have done so in cases where states were depriving their citizens of their civil rights, but it’s hard to see how the administration could use the same pretext in the context of what’s happening now.  Copy example sentence
The Independent
· Queen’s 67th coronation anniversary: 13 facts you may not know about the ceremony  
The coronation was held over a year after the King’s death, as is tradition when crowning a monarch following the death of their predecessor.  Copy example sentence
The Verge
· HP’s Omen 15 gaming laptop has a sleek new design  
There’s also a new modern-looking graphic on the palm rest, and the whole thing is 11 percent thinner than its predecessor at 22.5mm tall.  Copy example sentence
The Atlantic
· Trump Is No Richard Nixon  
In 1968, Americans remembered well that Eisenhower had promptly extricated the United States from the Korean War, which he’d inherited from his Democratic predecessor.  Copy example sentence
The Atlantic
· We’ve Now Entered the Final Phase of the Trump Era  
For three chaotic years, Donald Trump muddled through, at least in the eyes of Republicans, buoyed by the strong economy he inherited from his predecessor and powered forward by the long GOP wish list, which included, among many items, judicial appointments, deregulation, and the undoing of the Iran nuclear deal.  Copy example sentence
The Japan Times
· How one man’s efforts saved Japan’s postwar democracy and the SDF  
It might seem ironic that someone who received the support of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association during his 1942 successful election bid (and was later purged during the Occupation), was a close associate of Kishi, and a veteran politician who headed the Defense Agency — the predecessor to today’s Defense Ministry — would have sought to stop the prime minister from pursuing that course, but Akagi, who had previously served as chief Cabinet secretary, had his reasons.  Copy example sentence