Egyptian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend term limits for President el-Sissi until 2034, part of a package of constitutional amendments.
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Egypt’s Parliament to vote on extending President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi term till 2034 — 12 more years after his current, second term expires in 2022.
Egypt’s parliament advanced a proposal to amend the constitution in a way that could allow President Abdel-Fattah to stay in office well beyond 2022.
Former U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz and fellow GOP Representative Francis Rooney proposed to set lifetime limits for service in Senate and House.
The speaker of Russia’s parliament raised the possibility of changing the constitution to allow Putin to remain in power beyond the end of his current term.
Zimbabwe’s fighters of liberation struggle of the 1960s have called for constitutional amendment for raising the presidential age limit from 40 to 52 years.
To the mounting alarm of others on all parts of the spectrum, they want to bypass the usual process. They’re pushing for an unprecedented Constitutional convention of the states.
At a time when many politicians use the term limits issue as a talking point, politicians in Brookhaven County have passed a resolution that would add more years onto their terms of service, not less.
A Ugandan court on Thursday validated constitutional changes that removed the 75-year presidential age limit
Of Africa’s living rulers, only Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has ruled uninterrupted for longer