E. Dabagyan, Institute for Latin American Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ILA RAS), 21/16, B. Ordynka Str., Moscow, 115035, Russian Federation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
One of the important aspects of Latin American countries political development – the issue of a president's tenure – is analyzed in the article. The author presumes that in a number of Latin American states, along with doubtless achievements in democracy consolidation, a trend to administration prolongation has emerged. This, as accentuated in the article, may signify backsliding into authoritarianism, and, therefore, poses a threat to democracy.
Latin America, fresh lease of power, Constitution, Peruvian Phenomenon, Argentinian Casus, Bolivarian Model, authoritarianism, Brazil, Mexico – commitment to principles, democratic institutes
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