Navia, Patricio
April 2009
Americas Quarterly;Spring2009, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p18
The article discusses the limitation of presidential power in Latin America. Democratic development will be weakened when democracies continue to be based on institutional arrangements. This power concentration has instability that will impede democratic integration irrespective of whether presidential term limits are enforced. It points out that the practice limiting leaders to two consecutive terms extends to all major countries in the region except Mexico and Chile.


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