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How Many Times can Erdoğan be a Presidential Candidate?

—Tolga Şirin, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, Marmara University, Turkey. Turkey’s new ‘presidentialism alla Turca’ has almost completed its fourth and a half years. The constitutional amendment supporters in the 2017 referendum claimed that the new system would stabilize and strengthen the country and bring a breakthrough in the economic and legal fields. These claims did

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Published on August 3, 2021
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The Return of Lula in Brazil: New Challenges for Comparative Presidential Studies

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] A recent column published in The Economist titled ”The Problem of Latin America’s Proxy Presidents” raises the argument that,

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Published on April 28, 2021
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Beyond Term Limits: Restraining Chief Executives in Africa

—Berihun Adugna Gebeye, Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] On 8 March 2021, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced that President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger

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Published on March 24, 2021
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Ecuador’s “Unstoppable” Constitutional Referendum

—Mauricio Guim, S.J.D. candidate and Presidential Fellow in Data Science, University of Virginia School of Law & Augusto Verduga, LL.M. candidate, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador[1] Soon after winning the presidential election, new President Lenin Moreno announced a referendum to amend Ecuador’s Constitution. The proposal is the centerpiece of a so-far successful scheme to

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Published on December 16, 2017
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How the Bolivian Constitutional Court Helped the Morales Regime to Break the Political Insurance of the Bolivian Constitution

—Sergio Verdugo, Professor, Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile); JSD candidate, New York University* In a 2016 referendum, a majority of Bolivians stopped President Evo Morales from running for a fourth Presidential term by rejecting a constitutional reform aimed at eliminating the constitutional limits on reelection. The failed bill establishing the constitutional modification resembled what David Landau

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Published on December 10, 2017
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A Constitutional Crisis in a Land Without a Constitution: Presidential Terms and Iraqi Kurdistan

–Matthew Schweitzer, University of Chicago Iraq’s Kurds have long struggled to control their destiny. Since the 2003 US-led invasion, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has enjoyed stability, security, and prosperity — in 2014 the region boasted the world’s second-fastest growing economy. This unprecedented economic boom helped create conditions for a more pluralistic and free society

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Published on November 27, 2015
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