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How Egypt's constitutional changes would put the military above the law - African Arguments
Proposed amendments would not only allow President al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034, but enhance military power and undermine the judiciary. In Egypt’s farcical March 2018 elections, President Abdelfattah al-Sisi was re-elected with 97.8% of the vote. A few months later, the former military chief was sworn in for his second – and, according to Egypt’s 2014 constitution, final – four-year term in office. Shortly thereafter, however, the regime began preparing to change the constitution. On 3 February 2019, a group of deputies submitted a motion to the Speaker of Parliament, which was adopted in principle on 14 February. …