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In the United States, a president is elected to a term of four years, and may be elected to two such terms. The legal limit is 10 years, not 8 as often but erroneously supposed. A President may serve as many as (but not more than) two years of a previous President's term and subsequently be elected to two full terms of his own. These restrictions are imposed by Section 1 of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Other applicable areas of law concerning presidential succession are set forth in Article I, Section 1, Clause 6 of the Constitution, and by the 25th Amendment (see Related links, below, for more information).

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Presidents can serve a 4 year term and a second term of another 4 years for a total of 8 years.

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