Constitutions in exile: Who ate presidential term limits?
Friday March 16 2018
Term-limits, like other constitutional restraints in Africa, are not safe from repeal.
Robust bills of rights, rule of law, checks and balances and term-limits for presidents would secure freedoms and institutions from attack by rapacious autocrats. It has not worked, especially on term limits.
Term-limits, like other constitutional restraints in Africa, are not safe from repeal. In countries where these limits are still respected, it is probably because presidents have no power to repeal them not because they lack the desire to stay in office longer.