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‘Arab Spring in reverse!’ Egyptian opposition blast parliament plans to extend Sisi’s rule

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.

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Egypt’s parliament begins process to amend presidential term limits, other constitutional articles

The Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives Ali Abdul Aal on Sunday referred a request submitted by more than one-fifth of the parliament members to amend the constitution to the General Committee for discussion.

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Residents of Giza area forced into displacement

Mustafa (pseudonym) woke up Jan. 23 to the sounds of tractors as security forces, without prior notice, entered the area where his home is located in Nazlet El-Semman in Giza, amid protests from residents who had no idea what the government was planning.

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Constitutional amendments submitted to Parliament could allow Sisi to stay in power until 2034

A proposal to amend a host of constitutional articles — including presidential term limits — has been submitted to Parliament, Ali Abdel Aal, the legislature’s speaker, announced on Sunday during a general assembly meeting.

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Egypt’s dirty war (part I): Baptised in blood

Gamal Khairy is an Al-Azhar University student in his early 20s from the southern Egyptian province of Menya. He was detained by the state security police in February 2016, while visiting his uncle in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.

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Lost Capital: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Neoliberal Transformation

In an October 2011 interview, Hassan Malek, a leading Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood businessman, emphasized that the Islamist group was friendly to business. Its main problem with the economic policies of former president Hosni Mubarak, he said, was not the policies themselves but the corruption of businessmen close to the regime. …

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