"A referendum on changes to the Egyptian constitution to be held on 20-22 april. The changes open up for the country's hardline president Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi to remain in the post until 2030."
"Datumbeskedet from the national electoral board came the day after parliament accepted the proposal to extend the presidential term from four to six years."
"President al-Sisi came to power in the 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Go the his way in the referendum, he can set up in 2024, and then a further six years in power."
"human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch criticise the hard changes in the constitution in order to strengthen al-Sisi's authoritarian rule."