Construction is previously happening on a huge platform on the steps of the US Capitol, where President Barack Obama will suppose his second term on January 21, 2013.
November 13: Congress convenes for its "lame duck assembly." Senators and legislature of the 112th Congress elected in 2010 finish their final six weeks of work counting addressing a raft of fiscal challenges before the next parliament begins in January.
December 17: The 538 members of the Electoral College assemble in their states to cast their votes for president and vice president. Their selections based on the admired vote in their states are signed, sealed and bring to the president of the US Senate, a role constitutionally assigned to the nation's vice president, and to the National records and other agencies.
December 26: Deadline for delivery of the electoral votes by the president of the council, Vice President Joe Biden. January 3: The 113th Congress assembles, with at least 90 new lawmakers designated Tuesday among the 435 members of the House and 100 members of the council.
January 6: Congress, in a joint session with Vice President Joe Biden control, formally counts the electoral votes and the names of the president-elect and vice president-elect are announced.
January 20: President Obama takes the oath of office in a private ceremonial with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, as authorization by the US establishment. Since the day is a Sunday, the public observance was shifted to Monday, which is also a holiday reverence slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.