Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The Egyptian parliament adopted a constitutional amendment that paved the way for President Aldulfettah Sisi to remain in office until 2030.
In the parliament, the majority of which was composed of Sisi supporters, 531 deputies adopted the constitutional amendment, while 22 deputies voted against it.
With the amendments to the constitution, Sisi's four-year mandate, which expires in 2022, was extended by another two years. The amendment allows Sisi to remain in office for another six years and potentially remain president until 2030.
According to the constitution prepared after the military coup in Egypt in 2013, the constitutional amendments require a two-thirds majority in parliament. After the adoption of the proposal in parliament, the president must submit it to the public for approval.
Abdulfettah Sisi began his presidential election in 2014 after the first civilian President Mohammed Morsi was dismissed by military coup in Egypt.