Holacracy Community of Practice Archive, 2015-2019 Community Holacracy Web Site

Besides that, do you have any concrete examples of a process to replace the LL authority to assign partners to roles?

One example from HolacracyOne is our spending authorization system, which no longer rests on Lead Link.  Another example is our Role Term policy, which normally constrains a Lead Link from removing people from a role without a second assenting opinion from another role.  There are others you can find in our governance as well.

I was thinking about an election process or something similar... 

I'd recommend a lot of caution about that - I think that process has a lot of problems when used for that purpose (for operationally-focused roles), at least in many cases.  Don't have time to explain the reasons here further, but I think I may have already in another thread somewhere...

- Brian