Egypt parliament extends presidential term to six years
Assembly also votes in favor of allowing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for third term in office
Egypt’s parliament has approved a constitutional amendment by which presidential terms will be extended from four to six years in duration, according to state-run daily Al-Ahram.
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.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.