Egypt's president Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi may come to remain in power until 2030. It is one of the legislative proposals that can go through if the inhabitants of Egypt will vote yes to the amendments to the constitution. A three-day referendum starting on Saturday is being held in the country.
The last few weeks have streets tapetserats with yes-page campaign with a message to the residents to do the right thing.
is critical to presidenttiden can be extended – but in a referendum he will vote yes.
"that the military will protect the civilians and it is important for me," he said to AFP.
the ' No ' campaign, which is primarily driven from egyptians abroad and via the internet, has been restricted in Egypt. Authorities have blocked over 30,000 websites in an attempt to reduce the accessibility to a campaign page that collected closer to 250,000 signatures against lagförändringarna.
mean that the military may come to have greater influence over the country's policies and give the president greater power over the judiciary.
those who support The lagförändringarna believe that al-Sisi has stabilized Egypt, and says that he needs more time to complete important economic reforms. Critics, on the other hand claim that if the bill goes through it will limit the space for dissent in the country.
to be voted on, has received criticism from human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch which said that they institute an authoritarian system.
al-Sisi won the presidential election after Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in 2013. His current term of office expires in the year 2022.