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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Egyptian court schedules hearing to abolish presidential term limit

An Egyptian court has officially scheduled a hearing for a petition to cancel the two-term limit the constitution imposes on presidents for 23 December, MENA reported, according to Reuters. There has been much speculation on potential amendments to the constitution that would effectively allow President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to remain in office after the end of his second four-year term in 2022. Some have also proposed extending the duration of each term to six, rather than four years. Any constitutional amendments must also be approved by popular referendum.

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