Egypt Parliament Extends Presidential Term To Six Years

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Egypt parliament extends presidential term to six years

CAIRO, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Apr, 2019 ) :In a Tuesday voting session, MPs also voted in favor of allowing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for a third term in office.

Egypt's current constitution, which was ratified in 2014, had allowed the president to hold office for a maximum of two four-year terms.

The constitutional change means that al-Sisi's second term in office -- which he secured in elections last year -- will end in 2024, after which he will be allowed to run for a third six-year term ending in 2030.

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