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Egypt accelerates process of passing amendments
February 12, 2019
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CAIRO: Egypt’s parliament is accelerating the process of passing constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022.

Lawmakers will decide on Wednesday on whether to send the amendments to the legislative committee, a vote that was initially scheduled for Feb.17, parliament spokesman Ahmed Saad Al Din said late on Sunday.

The legislative committee will have 60 days to discuss the amendments before a final vote. If approved, the amendments would be put to a national referendum.

The 596-seat parliament gave its preliminary approval to the amendments last week.

Associated Press
 

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