continuismo

noun con·ti·nu·is·mo \ kənˌtinəˈwiz(ˌ)mō \

Definition of continuismo

plural -s
: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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Origin and Etymology of continuismo

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


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