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A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. Term limits are found usually in presidential and semi-presidential systems as a method to curb the potential for dictatorships, where a leader effectively becomes "president for life". There are different types of term limits. Sometimes, there is an absolute limit on the number of terms a person can serve, while, in other cases, the restrictions are merely on the number of consecutive terms a person can serve.

 

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review by . September 24, 2010
Time to reconsider imposing term limits on members of Congress,
With the growing disconnect between the views of the average citizen and our “so-called” representatives in Washington many Americans have come to the conclusion that it is time for our nation to take a serious look at term limits.  A recent Fox News poll found that 78% of Americans now favor limiting the tenure of their elected Representatives and Senators in Washington.  Unfortunately making such a change is easier said than done.  Imposing term limits would require …
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