con·​ti·​nu·​is·​mo | \ kənˌtinəˈwiz(ˌ)mō \
plural -s

Definition of continuismo

: the practice in some Latin-American countries of maintaining a chief executive in power beyond the legal term of office by such methods as amending the constitution or drafting a new one exempting the incumbent from the usual prohibition against reelection

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History and Etymology for continuismo

American Spanish, from Spanish continuar to continue (from Latin continuare) + -ismo -ism

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“Continuismo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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