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THBT World Leaders Should Have Term Limits

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With 2 votes and 13 points ahead, the winner is ...

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World Leaders: A world leader is someone who is the leader of a country. List: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_heads_of_state_and_government

Term Limits: Term limits are the restrictions that are placed on how long a particular person can serve in a political office. Term limits can be expressed in the number of terms in office or years of service, and they can also specify whether a person may serve in the same office once term limits have been reached and the individual has laid out of an election cycle. The most well-known term limit that has been defined by the United States constitution is for the office of the presidency as spelled out in the 22nd amendment:

"No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once." (https://www.thebalancecareers.com/term-limits-1669489#:~:text=Term%20limits%20are%20the%20restrictions,serve%20in%20a%20political%20office.)

Pro: The majority or all of "World Leaders" should have term limits.
Con: The majority or all of "World Leaders" should not have term limits.

Round 1
Pro
I am not doing very well so I will open up with a simple logical premise.

The very idea of term limits is that leaders will be encouraged to do their best in the limited time frame allotted. Imagine you had a corrupt politician who led for an eternity. You would only lead to rebellions and revolutions overall. They could amass immense power and set up laws that would be more difficult to remove in the future. It's highly unlikely that there is only one person or even a handful of people qualified to lead the world. As lawfareblog highlights, having no term limit leads to the authoritarian future we all feared with loss of freedom. [1] This is especially bad with countries without a good sense of democracy voting, and the people's power is much worse (ex. with Parliament voting ideas). Rather than attracting one specific powerful person, it attracts specific policies that would generally help people more. African people widely support term limits, and avoid the same elites running over and over again.

Con
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
Extend
Con
Forfeited
Round 3
Pro
Extend
Con
Forfeited
Round 4
Pro
Win
Con
Forfeited