Are efforts to limit presidential power in Africa working?


By Rachel Beatty Riedl (Northwestern University), 20 February 2015
African countries are shaded according to their experience as of February 2015 regarding attempts to repeal constitutional term limits of the executive. Data: Rachel Beatty Riedl. (Kim Yi Dionne/The Monkey Cage)
African countries are shaded according to their experience as of February 2015 regarding attempts to repeal constitutional term limits of the executive. Data: Rachel Beatty Riedl. (Kim Yi Dionne/The Monkey Cage)
Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, will wait six additional weeks before he faces voters at the polls in his reelection campaign.  The electoral commission declared that the presidential and legislative elections, originally scheduled for Feb. 14, will be postponed until March so the milit...
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