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Egypt: MPs Vote to Extend President Sisi’s Rule to 2030

HeadlineApr 17, 2019

In Egypt, lawmakers approved new constitutional amendments Tuesday that would allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to remain in power until 2030. He is currently scheduled to leave the post in 2022, at the end of his second and current term. The amendments will now be put to a referendum. Critics warn that the changes will only increase Sisi and the military’s authoritarian reach. Sisi’s crackdown on dissent has led to the detention of tens of thousands of people since he came into power in 2014. Last year, Human Rights Watch reported that around 15,000 civilians, including hundreds of children, have been referred to military prosecutors.

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