Term of office

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A term of office, electoral term, or parliamentary term is the amount of time a person serves in a after being elected for an office. In many jurisdictions, there is a limit on how long the term of office may be before the officeholder must be subject to a re-election. Some jurisdictions have term limits, which means it sets a maximum number of terms an individual may hold in a particular office.

United Kingdom[change | change source]

As the origin of the Westminster system, this system of government are replicated in many other countries.

Monarch[change | change source]

The monarch serves as head of state until their death or abdication.