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** Bob is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld and has been the mayor ever since the town was founded.
** Bob [[UltimateJobSecurity keeps getting re-elected despite]] [[CorruptPolitician loads of corruption scandals]], [[TheCasanova many extramarital affairs]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and getting a lot of tickets for speeding]].

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** Bob is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld {{immortal|ity}}, ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, and has been the mayor ever since the town Trope City was founded.
** Bob [[UltimateJobSecurity Bob keeps getting re-elected despite]] [[CorruptPolitician loads of corruption scandals]], scandals,]] [[TheCasanova many extramarital affairs]], affairs,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and getting a lot of tickets for speeding]].many speeding tickets.]]



* '''Subverted''': The town finally gets fed up with corrupt mayor Bob and elects Charles in his place.
* '''Double Subverted''': [[VetinariJobSecurity Charles turns out to be even worse]], and Bob is promptly reinstated in the next election.

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* '''Subverted''': The town Trope City finally gets fed up with corrupt corrupt, stupid mayor Bob and elects Charles in his place.
* '''Double Subverted''': [[VetinariJobSecurity Charles turns out to be even worse]], and Bob is promptly reinstated re-elected in the next election.



** Bob never really entered an election and still has continued to get re-elected for ages.
** Bob continues to get re-elected as hall monitor of his school... many years after graduating.
* '''Zig-Zagged''': Some jurisdictions have long-serving elected leaders, while others have a ''very'' HighTurnoverRate.

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** Bob Despite never really entered having registered to run in an election and still election, Bob has continued to get been re-elected for ages.
ages and many times on end.
** Bob continues to get re-elected as hall monitor of his school...school ... many years after graduating.
* '''Zig-Zagged''': '''Zig-Zagged''':
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Some jurisdictions have long-serving elected leaders, while others have a ''very'' HighTurnoverRate.HighTurnoverRate.
** Bob's first stint as mayor of Trope City lasts a full four-year term, then he loses his re-election bid. Some time later, he wins the mayoralty back and goes on to serve another eight terms before retiring. In the next mayoral election, he runs one last time and wins but, for whatever reason, he doesn't serve his whole mandate.



* '''Enforced''': StatusQuoIsGod

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* '''Enforced''': StatusQuoIsGod'''Enforced''':
** StatusQuoIsGod
** Bob is a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of someone who occupied some political office for a long time and was never voted out of office.



* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???
Mayor Bob pursues initiatives that end up getting him a HundredPercentAdorationRating. Meanwhile, if there are term limits, he pushes for them to be extended or extended, and if there aren't, he doesn't call for them to be instated.
* '''Exploited''': ???People who need mayoral approval to do something learn to tailor their proposals to appeal to Bob specifically.



* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???"Bob's been mayor for a long time here. Personally, I think it's time for a change."



* '''Deconstructed''': Bob campaigns well but governs poorly, so he wins over the [[TheDitz dumb masses]] with big promises and mismanages the town in every possible way -- and those who see him for what he is [[ApatheticCitizens don't care to stop him]].

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
**
Bob campaigns well but governs poorly, so he wins over the [[TheDitz dumb masses]] with big promises and mismanages the town in every possible way -- and those who see him for what he is [[ApatheticCitizens don't care to stop him]].him]].
** Conversely, Bob governs so well that the rest of the townspeople rely on him to be mayor and nobody prepares for his inevitable retirement or death. When one of those happens, things in Trope City stop working as well as they should because the new mayor is ill-prepared and unskilled.
*** Similarly, even one especially good executive figure isn't everything. Even Bob needs councillors and bureaucracy to help him make policy and sign off on his initiatives, and if they can't co-operate, the city won't work as well as it should.


* '''Double Subverted''': Bob is reinstated in the next election because [[VetinariJobSecurity Charles was even worse than he.]]

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* '''Double Subverted''': Bob is reinstated in the next election because [[VetinariJobSecurity Charles was turns out to be even worse than he.]]worse]], and Bob is promptly reinstated in the next election.


* '''Inverted''': [[HighTurnoverRate No mayor of Trope City has ever served a full term.]]

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* '''Inverted''': [[HighTurnoverRate No mayor of Trope City City]] [[ShortLivedLeadership has ever served a full term.]]


'''Basic Trope''': An elected official who is never thrown out of office.
* '''Straight''': Mayor Bob stays as mayor through the series' entire run.
* '''Exaggerated''':

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'''Basic Trope''': An elected official who is never thrown out of removed from office.
* '''Straight''': Mayor Bob stays as is mayor of Trope City in the beginning of ''AliceAndBob'' and through the series' entire run.
* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':



* '''Inverted''': No mayor has ever served for a full term.

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* '''Inverted''': [[HighTurnoverRate No mayor of Trope City has ever served for a full term.]]



* '''Double Subverted''': Bob is reinstated in the next election because [[VetinariJobSecurity Charles was even worse than him.]]
* '''Parodied''':

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* '''Double Subverted''': Bob is reinstated in the next election because [[VetinariJobSecurity Charles was even worse than him.he.]]
* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': The local law forbids mayors from staying more than two terms in charge.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
'''Zig-Zagged''': Some jurisdictions have long-serving elected leaders, while others have a ''very'' HighTurnoverRate.
* '''Averted''': The local Trope City's law forbids mayors from staying more than two terms in charge.



* '''Lampshaded''': ???

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???"I can be re-elected in this town no matter what I do."



* '''Defied''': Bob is such a MayorPain that other members of his party are trying to persuade him to retire.

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* '''Defied''': Bob is such a MayorPain that other members of even his party political allies are trying to persuade him to retire.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Deconstructed''': ???

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%%* * '''Implied''': ???
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Bob is TheGhost and all the oldest people in town say he's been around since they were young.
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'''Deconstructed''': ???Bob campaigns well but governs poorly, so he wins over the [[TheDitz dumb masses]] with big promises and mismanages the town in every possible way -- and those who see him for what he is [[ApatheticCitizens don't care to stop him]].



%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Played For for Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For for Drama''': ???


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* '''Parodied''': Bob never really entered an election and still has continued to get re-elected for ages.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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Bob never really entered an election and still has continued to get re-elected for ages.ages.
** Bob continues to get re-elected as hall monitor of his school... many years after graduating.


** Nobody bothers running against Bob anymore.

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** Nobody Bob has [[LandslideElection won easily]] many times before, so nobody bothers running against Bob him anymore.


* '''Inverted''': No mayor lasts more than one term. Some of them resign even before the term is over.

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* '''Inverted''': No mayor lasts more than one term. Some of them resign even before the term is over.has ever served for a full term.


* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???Bob never really entered an election and still has continued to get re-elected for ages.


* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Bob is serving his third term as mayor, which already is longer than usual in the town.


%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Played For Drama''': ??????
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* '''Averted''': The local law forbids a mayor from staying more than two terms in charge.

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* '''Averted''': The local law forbids a mayor mayors from staying more than two terms in charge.


* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???StatusQuoIsGod


* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???Bob is such a MayorPain that other members of his party are trying to persuade him to retire.

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** Nobody bothers running against Bob anymore.

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