Egyptian voters approve referendum extending Sissi rule until 2030

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Egyptian voters approve referendum extending Sissi rule until 2030
Egyptian voters approve referendum extending Sissi rule until 2030
Egyptian photos that prove referendum extending sissy rule until 2030. Voters in Egypt approved Constitutional Amendment allowing president abdel-fattah el-sissi to remain in power until 2030 election officials that Tuesday I move that critics fear Wilson and his authoritarian rule after a pro-democracy Uprising. El-Sissi, let the military overthrow of an elected but divisive presidents who made Mass protests against his rule in 2013, intestines presided over and unprecedented Crackdown. On this end, thousands of people, including many pro-democracy activists, have been arrested by the authorities – freedoms, 1 and 2011. When Mass protests in the president Hosni mubarak’s, nearly three decades rule have been rolled back lashing Ibrahim, the head of Egypt’s national election Authority, children, news conference, the amendments to the 2014 Constitution were approved, with 88.83 % voting in favor, with a turnout, a 44-point free 3 % the Nationwide referendum took place over three days from Saturday through Monday to maximize turnout. Egypt has some 61 million eligible voters, pro-government media businesspeople and law. Grace had pushed for yesterday and a high turnout with many offering free rides and food handouts to voters, while authorities threatened to find anyone boycotting the 3-day referendum. Opposition parties had urged a no vote, but they have little or in Parliament, which is packed with el-sissi supporters and overwhelmingly approved the Amendments. Earlier this month. The local media is also dominated by pro-government taters and the authorities had blocked hundreds of websites, including the operated by Independent Media and rights groups to International advocacy groups, Human Rights Watch and the international Commission of jurists how to reduce the Egyptian government to withdraw the Amendments. Saying they place the country, the past two more autocratic rule. In general terms, the amendment extend a president’s term in office from 4 to 6 years and allow for a maximum of two terms, but they also include a special article specific to el-sissi. That extends current second four-year term to six years and allows him to run for another six-year term in 2024, potentially extending his rule until 2030 else’s. He was elected president in 2014 and re-elected dear after all, potentially serious Challengers were jailed or pressure. Two exits erase. Parliament overwhelmingly approved the Amendments last week with only 22 no votes and one abstention from 554 lawmakers in attend. The national electoral commission announced the following day that voting would begin Saturday since early April, the Egyptian Capital had been Awash with large posters and Banners encouraging people to vote in favor of the changes. Look. The posters were apparently funded by pro-government parties, businessman and lawmakers in cairo’s central Terrace Square, where Mass protests became the symbol of the 2011 anti-mubarak Uprising. End of hopes for Democrat ancient Egypt, the posters urge people to vote in the referendum. Takepart say yes for the Constitutional Amendments said one Banner near the offices of the pro-government nation’s future party. Most of the posters were apparently funded by pro-government parties, businessman and lawmakers during the referendum, businesspeople and lawmakers loyal to el-sissi offered incentives to voters, they provided buses to transport people free of charge to app. Also, some voters were being handed bags of food Staples like oil, rice and sugar after they cast their ballots trucks with loudspeakers drove around central Cairo through the 3-day referendum, playing patreon songs and urging people to vote go to vote.
Egyptian voters approve referendum extending Sissi rule until 2030

Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising.

El-Sissi led the military overthrow of an elected but divisive president amid mass protests against his rule in 2013 and has since presided over an unprecedented crackdown on dissent. Thousands of people, including many pro-democracy activists, have been arrested by authorities. Freedoms won in 2011, when mass protests ended President Hosni Mubarak’s nearly three-decade rule, have been rolled back.

Lasheen Ibrahim, the head of Egypt’s National Election Authority, told a news conference the amendments to the 2014 constitution were approved with 88.83% voting in favor, with a turnout of 44.33%. The nationwide referendum took place over three days, from Saturday through Monday to maximize turnout. Egypt has some 61 million eligible voters.

Pro-government media, business people and lawmakers had pushed for a “Yes” vote and a high turnout, with many offering free rides and food handouts to voters, while authorities threatened to fine anyone boycotting the three-day referendum.

Opposition parties had urged a “no” vote, but they have little power in parliament, which is packed with el-Sissi supporters and overwhelmingly approved the amendments earlier this month. The local media is also dominated by pro-government commentators, and the authorities have blocked hundreds of websites, including many operated by independent media and rights groups.

Two international advocacy groups — Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists — had urged the Egyptian government to withdraw the amendments, saying they placed the country on a path to more autocratic rule.

In general terms, the amendments extend a president’s term in office from four to six years and allow for a maximum of two terms. But they also include a special article specific to el-Sissi that extends his current second four-year term to six years and allows him to run for another six-year term in 2024 — potentially extending his rule until 2030.

El-Sissi was elected president in 2014 and re-elected last year after all potentially serious challengers were jailed or pressured to exit the race.

Parliament overwhelmingly approved the amendments last week, with only 22 no votes and one abstention from 554 lawmakers in attendance. The national electoral commission announced the following day that voting would begin Saturday.

Since early April, the Egyptian capital had been awash with large posters and banners encouraging people to vote in favor of the changes. Most of the posters were apparently funded by pro-government parties, businessmen and lawmakers.

In Cairo’s central Tahrir Square, where mass protests became the symbol of the 2011 anti-Mubarak uprising and of hopes for democratic change in Egypt, the posters urged people to vote in the referendum.

“Take part, say … ‘yes’ for the constitutional amendments,” said one banner near the offices of the pro-government Nation’s Future Party. Most of the posters were apparently funded by pro-government parties, businessmen and lawmakers.

During the referendum, business people and lawmakers loyal to el-Sissi offered incentives to voters. They provided buses to transport people free of charge to a polling center. Also some voters were being handed bags of food staples — like oil, rice and sugar — after they cast their ballots.

Trucks with loudspeakers drove around central Cairo through the three-day referendum, playing patriotic songs and urging people to vote.

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