2016 (Political Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 18

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Sec. 8, Article X of the 1987 Constitution provides that no elective official shall serve for more than three (3) consecutive terms. Rule and explain briefly the reason if the official is prohibited to run for another term in each of the following situations: (a) if the official is a Vice-Mayor who assumed the position ofMayor for the unexpired term under the Local Government Code; (b) if the official has served for three consecutive terms and did not seek a 4th term but who won in a recall election; (c) if the position of Mayor of a town is abolished due to conversion of the town to a city; (d) if the official is preventively suspended during his term but was exonerated; and (e) if the official is proclaimed as winner and assumes office but loses in an election protest. (5%)

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