Egyptian president may remain in office until 2030

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi speaks to the press on April 12, 2019, in Dakar

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi speaks to the press on April 12, 2019, in Dakar

Egypt's parliament has passed a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that allows the country's current president, Abdel Fatah al Sisi, to remain in office until 2030

"The current presidential term must end within six years," which means that the final year is postponed from 2022 to 2024, an amendment to article 140 of the Constitution reads.

After this extension, the head of state "can be re-elected for another term", until 2030, the constitutional amendment adds.

Sisi was elected for the first time in 2014, following a military coup and a popular uprising which overthrew President Mohamed Mursi, whom Sisi served as Minister of Defense.

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