As voters lined up outside the polls in Cairo Saturday, music blared and some among the crowds danced and waved Egyptian flags.
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Critics of the amendments say that vote will be another step back toward the days of Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade long authoritarian rule.
The changes lengthen presidential terms to six years instead of four, including Sisi’s current mandate. They also increase his control over the judiciary.
Members of parliament from Uganda’s ruling party are backing President Museveni’s attempt to win another term, as adopted at their meeting late Sunday.
About two months to go before scheduled presidential elections in Algeria, demonstrators protest possible fifth term for President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika.
Parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term has abruptly canceled its meeting.
Egyptian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend term limits for President el-Sissi until 2034, part of a package of constitutional amendments.
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.