"the Egyptians say' yes ' to the amendments to the constitution reinforces the president's power and gives him the opportunity to stay longer."
"They do it with overwhelming majority, according to the election authority."
"Almost nine out of ten – 88.8 percent – voted for the changes, according to the results presented after three days of voting."
"the Approval allows, inter alia, that the president's term of office is extended, which means that Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi's current term of office is extended to 2024. Then he has the opportunity to set up again for re-election to 2030. In addition, it reinforces al-Sisi's power, mainly the influence of the judiciary."
"– These changes apply from now on, as your constitution says valmyndighetens chairman Lashin, Ibrahim, at a press conference."
"Only a little over 44 per cent of those entitled to vote went and voted, according to the valmyndighetens figures."
"the Changes were approved by the egyptian parliament last week and the voters had less than a week to ponder the total of 20 changes."
"and with the changes in the five-year-old constitution of the military greater influence over the policies of the country. Other changes included in the package is the formation of a second chamber of the egyptian parliament, with a quota that shall ensure that the fourth member is a woman."
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"human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have directed harsh criticism against the grundlagsändringarna to the solidifying al-Sisi already authoritarian rule."
"But the changes had the president's mandate ended in 2022. He was elected president in 2014, and was re-elected in 2018 – without real resistance, since the other candidates have been disqualified or withdrawn. The authorities then stated that over 97 per cent of the electorate voted for him."