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Has a politician run again after a gap?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17703points) August 30th, 2018

World wide. Any executive position. Not limited to USA but included. In Canada prime minsters tend to retire after losing an election and don’t tend to try again. I only know of Joe Clark prime minister of Canada 30 or more years ago.

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Jeruba's avatar

There’s Richard Nixon, for one. He lost to Kennedy in 1960 and then ran again in 1968 and was elected president.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Don’t forget Grover Cleveland

Was the 22nd and 24th president of the US

janbb's avatar

Governor Jerry Brown of California was governor twice with a large gap in between.

Rohith's avatar

There’s no such rule in my country (India). Anyone who lose can contest next election without any gap. Is that a rule in Canada to retire or they do it by themselves? Anyways PM is decided after election results by the party who got majority in parliament.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Rohith No law. Only a tradition. Once a king never again a servant.

Rohith's avatar

Ok..yeah I thought so!!

kritiper's avatar

Teddy Roosevelt did, as I recall…

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