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# How many total years can a person serve as president in the US now?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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14y ago

They could (technically) serve 10 full years. They can be elected twice (thus serving 8 years) and get the other two years by being elected V.P. and the President dying almost immediately. So, serve the first two and then be elected twice.

The law does not allow a person that has served as President for more then two years to be elected a second time.

"Section 1. 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 the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term. "

Realistically, you will only see 8 years though. Thanks, I didn't know this before either!

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