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Basic Trope: An elected official who is never removed from office.

  • Straight: Mayor Bob is mayor of Trope City in the beginning of Alice and Bob and through the series' entire run.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Bob is serving his third term as mayor, which already is longer than usual in the town.
  • Justified:
    • Bob is an honest mayor, respected and beloved by the whole town.
    • Bob has connections that enforce his Ultimate Job Security.
    • Bob has won easily many times before, so nobody bothers running against him anymore.
  • Inverted: No mayor of Trope City has ever served a full term.
  • Subverted: The town finally gets fed up with corrupt mayor Bob and elects Charles in his place.
  • Double Subverted: Charles turns out to be even worse, and Bob is promptly reinstated in the next election.
  • Parodied:
    • 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 High Turnover Rate.
  • Averted: Trope City's law forbids mayors from staying more than two terms in charge.
  • Advertisement:
  • Enforced: Status Quo Is God
  • Lampshaded: "I can be re-elected in this town no matter what I do."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob is such a Mayor Pain that even his political allies are trying to persuade him to retire.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Bob is The Ghost and all the oldest people in town say he's been around since they were young.
  • Deconstructed: Bob campaigns well but governs poorly, so he wins over the dumb masses with big promises and mismanages the town in every possible way — and those who see him for what he is don't care to stop him.

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