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In Brazil, mayors, governors and president have the right of one consecutive reelection since 1998. (Such right is being reviewed at Congress right now, but it is not relevant to this question). As elections to governors and president happen simultaneously each 4 years, there has been 5 elections since then (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014).

The Rio Grande do Sul state (with ~11 million people) is the only one that never reelected its governor. As a comparison, similarly to the US, the last 3 presidents were reelected (Fernando Henrique Cardoso in 1998, Lula da Silva in 2006, and Dilma Rousseff in 2014).

So, is there another similiar experience around the world? (i.e. a state or country that, given the right, has refused to reelect its previous governor or president by 5 or more consecutive oportunities?)

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    IMHO, a far more interesting question is, what's so special about Rio Grande do Sul compared to the rest of Brazil which causes this differene? – user4012 Jul 27 '15 at 3:03
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    What do you mean by “by most consecutive time”? Which countries have restrictions like Brazil's? Which countries have no restrictions? Whether some countries have even stricter restrictions? – Relaxed Jul 27 '15 at 6:42
  • @Relaxed On your 1st question: by most consecutive time I mean the number of elections in a row the electorate refuses to reelect the previous holder. In the example of Rio Grande do Sul it was 5 times. On 2nd and 3rd questions: see this Wikipedia list. On your 4th question, it is controversial. In favor to reelection are to give opportunity to complete a cycle of well-doing and not restrict liberty to the elector; against are the sense of natural privilege to the current holder and the risk of abuse of political machine. – curiouser Jul 27 '15 at 7:13
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    Another non-answer: Switzerland. The presidency is held each year by someone different. Some people have served twice but never twice in a row. But they remain members of the federal council (i.e. the government) and are in fact virtually always reelected to the council. – Relaxed Jul 27 '15 at 7:21
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    @curiouser I would rather hope you would reformulate your question, I can see that English is not your first language and what you are getting at is difficult to express clearly and concisely but at the moment your last sentence barely makes sense. Reading the comments should not be necessary to understand what you mean! – Relaxed Jul 29 '15 at 5:51

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