Title

Presidential Term Limits in Africa and Latin America: Contested but Resilient

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Political Stability

Keywords

transitions of power, term limits, democratic backlash, democratization, presidentialism, Latin America, Africa

Description

Today, the great majority of Africa and Latin American countries have presidential term limits inscribed in their constitutions. Yet, Bolivia's Evo Morales and Guinea's Alpha Conde are only recent examples of incumbents trying to extend their time in office - and of the acute political conflicts that follow from these bold moves.

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Presidential Term Limits in Africa and Latin America: Contested but Resilient

Today, the great majority of Africa and Latin American countries have presidential term limits inscribed in their constitutions. Yet, Bolivia's Evo Morales and Guinea's Alpha Conde are only recent examples of incumbents trying to extend their time in office - and of the acute political conflicts that follow from these bold moves.