Monday, May 25, 2015

African Voters Strongly Support Presidential Term Limits

Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network, published on 25 May 2015 the results of a survey titled "African Publics Strongly Support Term Limits, Resist Leaders' Efforts to Extend Their Tenure" by Boniface Dulani.

In 34 African countries, about three-quarters of citizens favor limiting presidential mandates to two terms.  Support for term limits has been consistently high over time and is the majority view even in countries that have never had term limits or that have removed term limits from their constitutions.  More educated citizens tend to express greater support for term limits, as do persons with greater exposure to the news media.

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