As the partisan divide in the House of Representatives and the Senate intensifies, is there anything that could be done to combat the intensely partisan atmosphere that has poisoned Washington over the past years?
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.
Bid by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza could see him hold onto power for another decade or more
Tanzanian President John Magufuli will not seek to extend presidential terms in the East African country, his
Ex-president Rafael Correa returned to Ecuador from Belgium on Friday to lead the campaign against a referendum
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution, a
Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement, has proposed scrapping the age-75 limit for presidential candidates and
Memphis City Council members gave final approval to a referendum that would repeal the use of ranked-choice voting
As tyrants come up against the presidential term-limits included in many multi-party constitutions, a significant number are refusing to relinquish power. Instead, a good number of leaders have sought to secure a third term.
The City Council reportedly overrode mayor’s veto of a referendum for a new two-term cap
In comparing African countries, those with term limits for the position of the Chief Executive are more likely to have democratic advancements or to be more democratic than those in which there are no term limits.