01:33 GMT26 July 2021
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    Sisi, who came into power following the turmoil of the Arab Spring in Egypt, has been the president of the country since June 2014 and was re-elected in 2018 with 97 percent of the vote.

    According to parliamentary Speaker Ali Abdelaal, 485 MPs of the 596-seat assembly have supported the constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in power until 2034, also boosting his control over the judiciary of the country.

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    He noted that the changes would be discussed by the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee for 60 days before being put to a national referendum, likely to be held this spring before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    Previously, the 2014 Egyptian constitution stated that the president, who is the head of state and head of the executive, could only be re-elected once.


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