African Presidents give spurious reasons for wanting third terms. But the lack of term limits in Africa weakens the continent’s democracy.
Term Limits articles on Democracy Chronicles
This section is concerned with term limits, legal restrictions that limit the number of terms an officeholder may serve in a particular elected office. Also see our section on American democracy or our articles on nepotism and corruption in the United States.
In the past there have been efforts to implement term limits for Israeli Prime Ministers. There is a fresh push to create these term limits.
Trump makes regular “jokes” about the possibility of extending his time in office beyond the Constitutionally-mandated two four-year terms.
A change in Togo’s law voted through on Thursday would allow longstanding President Faure Gnassingbe to stay in power potentially until 2030.
As voters lined up outside the polls in Cairo Saturday, music blared and some among the crowds danced and waved Egyptian flags.
Critics of the amendments say that vote will be another step back toward the days of Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade long authoritarian rule.
The changes lengthen presidential terms to six years instead of four, including Sisi’s current mandate. They also increase his control over the judiciary.
Members of parliament from Uganda’s ruling party are backing President Museveni’s attempt to win another term, as adopted at their meeting late Sunday.
About two months to go before scheduled presidential elections in Algeria, demonstrators protest possible fifth term for President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika.
Parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term has abruptly canceled its meeting.