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A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms an officeholder may serve in a particular elected office. When term limits are found in presidential and semi-presidential systems they act as a method to curb the potential for monopoly, where a leader effectively becomes "president for life". This is intended to protect a democracy from becoming a de facto dictatorship. Sometimes, there is an absolute limit on the number of terms an officeholder can serve, while, in other cases, the restrictions are merely on the number of consecutive terms.

A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms an officeholder may serve in a particular elected office. When term limits are found in presidential and semi-presidential systems they act as a method to curb the potential for monopoly, where a leader effectively becomes "president for life". This is intended to protect a democracy from becoming a de facto dictatorship. Sometimes, there is an absolute limit on the number of terms an officeholder can serve, while, in other cases, the restrictions are merely on the number of consecutive terms.

China to drop presidential term limits

China's Communist Party (CCP) has proposed amending the country's constitution to allow President Xi Jinping to serve a third term in office.

The Presidency: Term Limits & The 22nd Amendment Preview

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China ends presidential term limits

China's parliament officially ended presidential term limits through a constitutional amendment on Sunday. The move will enable Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.

Term Limits On Member Of Congress: Popular In Theory And Ineffective In Practice | Think | NBC News

Imposing term limits on members of Congress has always been popular idea among the American public, especially now, as Congress heads into a midterm ...

FL Rep. Pushes for Congressional Term Limits: 'Nobody Wants Career Politicians'

As seen on "Fox & Friends" Two Republican lawmakers recently introduced a Constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on members of Congress.

Ted Cruz calls for term limits in Congress

Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney, testifies publicly for the first time http://bit.ly/2UaIrhI Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday underscored why he is considered the ...