The amendment to Article 40 of the Constitution regarding term limits: Does it affect the next presidential election in the Republic of Cyprus?

An article by Charilaos Velaris

Article 40 of the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus, as amended, bars the incumbent President from seeking a third term. This is not a matter of retroactivity but one of immediate effect. The test shall be applied on the day candidacies are submitted for the election.

If the amendment were to have a retroactive effect, this would mean invalidating the results of previous elections. On the contrary, this Blog piece argues that what it does is to create a disqualification regarding future elections.

Read the article at UCLan Cyprus Law School Blog

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