Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: term limit

  • Portugal’s Proposal for a One-Term Limit on Presidents

    —Teresa Violante, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2023 columnists, see here.] Politico recently revealed that the French President expressed frustration with the constitutional clause that prevents him from being reelected for a third term, describing it as “damnable bullshit”.

  • Term Limits and the Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment Doctrine in Indonesia

    —Stefanus Hendrianto, Pontifical Gregorian University A controversy surrounding constitutional amendment has surfaced recently in Indonesia, after a veteran politician, Amien Rais, accused the administration of Joko Widodo (or Jokowi) of trying to sway the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) to amend the 1945 Constitution so that the presidential term could be extended.[1]

  • Is Ecuador Heading Towards a Constitutional Crisis?

    –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 The Republic of Ecuador is going through one of the most interesting transitions in the world.