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Topic # 11264 12-Jan-2007 13:59
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is america when a president gets elected does he or she get 4 years in office? then can they stand again for the next election or not?

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  Reply # 57729 12-Jan-2007 15:39
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4 years I believe.  A president can only do 2 back-to-back terms though.  So 8 years max if they win their second election, then they MUST take 4 years off before they can stand again.


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  Reply # 57730 12-Jan-2007 15:59
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Ben: ...So 8 years max if they win their second election, then they MUST take 4 years off before they can stand again.

I think you will find that it's 8 years max for life i.e. once 2 x 4 year terms have been served, that person cannot be president again.

In George W.'s case, it's just as well this policy is in place I think...

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  Reply # 57781 13-Jan-2007 16:11
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Also each state votes a specific number of representatives who actually make the vote for a particular presidential candidate on their behalf. Oddly enough there is no requirement for a particular representative to vote in the way they said they would however and there has been a few instances where they have changed their mind and voted differently.

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