Parliamentarians in Egypt look set to approve a series of constitutional amendments this week that, if passed, would consolidate power in the office of the president, while restoring the military as the ultimate authority in the country.
Egypt’s Attorney General, Nabil Sadek, ordered Tuesday to ban all websites that broadcast sexual contents.
Though World War II ended almost 75 years ago, residents of Egypt’s coastal city of Alamein still live with the danger of land mines left behind, a matter that prompted parliament to rekindle the call for more international cooperation.
Egypt’s Judges’ Club, one of the highest judicial bodies in the country, denied media remarks concerning the new amendments to the 2014 Constitution.
‘Union to Defend the Constitution’ brings opposition forces together to reject constitutional amendments
Two days after a host of constitutional amendments were submitted to Egypt’s Parliament earlier this week, a number of political parties and public figures announced the establishment of a group formed to oppose the proposed changes.
Egyptian opposition parties have reportedly formed a coalition against the proposed changes to the constitution that would allow President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for more than four years.
Egyptian lawmakers have proposed changes to Egypt’s constitution, including amendments to expand the military’s powers and to allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in office following the end of his second term, and potentially until 2034. The amendments have sparked controversy in the country, drawing mixed reactions from members of parliament, analysts and …
Constitutional amendments drive wedge between 25-30 Coalition, as MP Qaeed defects to support government ‘loyalists’
On Monday morning, a number of MPs were en route to the headquarters of the Arab Democratic Nasserist Party in downtown Cairo to hold a press conference announcing the party’s rejection of proposed constitutional amendments submitted by Abdel Hady al-Qasabi, the head of the Alliance to Support Egypt coalition.
Egypt’s Parliament, headed by Ali Abdel Aal, approved on Tuesday a request by the house’s fifth members to amend some articles of the 2014 Constitution, according to an official statement by parliament.
Prominent Egyptian opposition figures have rallied to reject proposed constitutional amendments which could pave the way for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to be re-elected to serve a third and fourth term. Parliment’s general committee on Tuesday approved the so-called “Pharaoh motion” aimed at extending presidential term limits.