The report refers to a study on “Democracy, limitation of
mandates and incompatibility of political functions” prepared by
the Venice Commission at the request of the Committee on Political
Affairs and Democracy.
The committee concludes that this study is a valuable source
of information on the constitutional and legal arrangements with
regard to limitations on the number of terms in office for presidents
which exist in Europe and in some other countries.
It recommends the study to national, observer and partner
for democracy delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council
of Europe, and to their respective parliaments, as food for thought
for their work aimed at improving democracy.
At the same time, taking into account the variety of constitutional
and legislative set-ups across Europe, the report concludes that
it would not be appropriate to submit a draft resolution on this