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Egypt Debates Motion to Extend Presidential Term Limits

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 05:39 AM

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament is debating a motion to amend the country's constitution, a move that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office beyond his designated maximum two-term limit ending in 2022.

Lawmaker Haitham el-Hariri says Tuesday's session will discuss the motion, which was submitted Sunday.

The proposed amendments also include the introduction of the role of vice president and a revived senate.

The motion is nearly certain to be adopted by the legislature, which is packed with el-Sissi supporters, but the amendments would also need to be put to a national referendum.

El-Sissi was elected in 2014, a year after leading the military's overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president. He was re-elected last year after all potentially serious challengers were jailed or pressured to leave the race.

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Egypt's parliament is debating a motion to amend the country's constitution, a move that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office beyond his designated maximum two-term limit ending in 2022.Lawmaker Haitham el-Hariri says Tuesday's session will discuss...
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