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Egypt votes in referendum on Sisi term limits

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Addis Ababa, April 20, 2019 (FBC) -Egyptians have begun voting in a referendum on proposed constitutional amendments that could see President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s rule extended to 2030.

State television on Saturday showed images of el-Sisi casting his ballot at a polling station in the eastern suburb of Heliopolis.

Egypt’s parliament had on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of the changes, which include allowing the president to extend his current term by two years and stand for another six-year-mandate, potentially extending his rule until 2030.

The ballot will run between April 20 and 22 and will also see voters decide on whether an upper parliamentary chamber should be created, according to Aljazeera.

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