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Monday, 21 January 2019

Egyptian court delays case to extend presidential terms

Court delays hearing on lawsuit designed to scrap term limits for the presidency: The Cairo Court of Urgent Matters has postponed until 24 February a hearing into a third-party lawsuit that aims to extend presidential term limits, according to a MENA news agency report picked up by Xinhua. The constitution only allows presidents to be re-elected once, but a lawsuit spearheaded by a Cairo lawyer aims to force the House of Representatives to call a referendum to do away with term limits by amending Article 140 of the constitution. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s second four-year term expires in 2022.

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