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Egyptians vote in referendum

Published : Sunday, 21 April, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 98

An elderly Egyptian man signs off while voting at a polling station in a referendum on constitutional amendments, at a school in the Haram district in the capital Cairo's western twin city of Giza, on the first day of a three-day poll, on April 20.	photo : AFP

An elderly Egyptian man signs off while voting at a polling station in a referendum on constitutional amendments, at a school in the Haram district in the capital Cairo's western twin city of Giza, on the first day of a three-day poll, on April 20. photo : AFP

CAIRO, Apr 20: Egyptians were voting on Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region.
Despite protests from human rights groups, the three-day plebiscite is expected to approve sweeping constitutional changes that will extend Sisi's rule of the Arab world's most populous country until at least 2024.
Beyond that, the amendments would allow Sisi, 64, to run for another six-year term while boosting his control over the judiciary and giving the military even greater influence in political life.    -AFP







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