Questions tagged [presidential-term]

Presidents are typically elected for a fixed term, and sometimes are limited to a certain number of terms. Use for questions about the limits of presidential terms, and the various mechanisms surrounding the terms themselves.

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Is there a legal way for US presidents to extend their terms beyond two terms of four years?

If I remember correctly in one Episode of Stargate SG-1, the president of the United States declares some state of national emergency (world was attacked by aliens) and was able to suspend elections, ...
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In the US, can a former president run again?

In the US, can a former president run for president again, at a later time? Does it matter, whether his first presidency was one or two terms? Note: This is inspired from the TV Series "Designated ...
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Can the US president change TIME to avoid leaving the office? [closed]

The 20th Amendment (article 1) of the US Constitution states that The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and ...
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In parliamentary democracies, why does the President have a term limit, while the Prime Minister does not?

As an example, German Presidents are limited to two terms of five years and have little power in practice. However the German Chancellor is not limited by term limits despite having more power and ...
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How could a lack of term limits lead to a “dictatorship?”

I read this question on why countries impose term limits on leaders, but it seems that the answer is not what I wanted. The reason is basically "to prevent a dictatorship." The only issue is, the ...
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Legally speaking in the United States, could a former president be vice president? [duplicate]

Legally speaking, is there any laws against a former president that has served 2 terms from being vice president?
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What does “Renewable once, consecutively” presidential term limit mean?

The German president limit limit is "Renewable once, consecutively". Does this mean the he can only be re-elected once and only if immediately after his first term. OR Does it mean that he can be ...
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Is it possible to call an Early Election in the US?

In the hypothetical case that every member of the government (president and vice president included) wanted to call an early election, replacing the sitting president and vice president, would they be ...
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What is meant by “term” for presidency in US? [duplicate]

When it is said a single term or two term president then does it means that the president was elected for the office of President one time or two time or did the president was in his position for 4 ...
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Why is “president for life” in China such a big deal?

"Great Leap Backward" was the title announcing the term limit removal in China. This BBC article tells us more about this: The constitution has been altered to allow Xi Jinping to remain as ...
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Is there any evidence that different length terms-of-office would be more effective for a President w.r.t. global policy?

The establishment of a 4 year term has been long established as the de facto precedent for term limits for a state/global influencer. It's cultural, and (perhaps a globally) integrated mindset. That ...
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Can the current President of the United States block the transfer of their office to the next elected president?

As indicated by commentary in the news, a considerable amount of people seem concerned about who wins the U.S. Presidential election. For this reason we have for example articles like this Op-Ed in LA ...
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Three Term US Presidential Loophole

I've heard about there being a a two-term US Presidential limit since after FDR left there was law put into place to enforce this. I also know that in the event that the elected US President passes ...
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Is a Vice President term limited in the same way the President is?

In other words can a vice-president serve as vice-president for 3 or more terms? Just wondering if Joe Biden could be Hillary Clinton's running mate
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What are the chances of Trump winning GOP given the Colorado defeat?

What are the chances of Trump winning GOP given the Colorado defeat . I am looking the total math - in and out for the remaining states. Right now Trump still has majority and has come to about 90 % ...
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On what grounds can President Obama run for a third time?

Only one president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, has ever served more than two terms. A while ago President Obama has announced that he will not run a third time and said: "even if the 22nd Amendment ...
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What defines a presidential term in the USA?

What counts as a term as President of the United States? When the Vice President takes over after an assassination or resignation, does that count as a term? If the VP then decided to run ...
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Proper use of the word 'term' for U.S. Presidents, and

This is a two part question: 1) First, is it correct to say that the two presidencies of Nixon and Ford constitute two 'presidential terms' (and not one split-up term)? 2) If so, I need a word or ...
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Can a foreign-born adopted child become President of the United States?

Can a foreign-born adopted child of an American family become President of the United States? The relevant text, from Article 2, Section 1 of the US constitution says: No Person except a natural ...
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Hypothetical challenge to the 22nd Amendment

What if, for whatever odd reason (disregarding the extreme unlikeliness of this ever happening), a two-term President of the United States was elected to a third term by popular write-in vote? What ...
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What are the constitutional options for the presidency of Venezuela?

In Venezuela exist a big uncertainty about what will happen with the health of the president Hugo Chávez, the problem is that the old-term presidency finishes at 10-January and it's possible that the ...