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Surprising None, El-Sisi Gets Egypt Lawmakers' Nod Through 2030

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi
Abdel-Fattah El-SisiPhotographer: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that would allow President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to remain in office through 2030, a decision widely seen as inevitable from the day it was floated.

The change, which amends the presidential term to six years from the current four, must also be ratified through a national referendum. That step, too, is expected to easily pass in a country where the crackdown on Islamists has widened to include critics of El-Sisi’s regime.