Has it previously been established what the term length of the President is? I had thought it was four years, but Silent Weapons
seems to indicate a six year presidency. According to Memory Beta, Bacco was elected/took office in October 2379. Silent Weapons
takes place two months after The Persistence of Memory
, placing it in March 2384. Page 120 says, "...and now they were plotting strategy for next year's
reelection campaign..." which would be 2385. That would make it a six year term of office for the Federation President, unless Bacco's been re-elected once already. Also, the presidential term could have been different at various points in the Federation's history.