Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/02/14/feature/politics/parliament-advances-constitutional-amendments-by-overwhelming-majority-opposition-speaks-out/
Egypt’s House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve, in principle, a set of constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to extend his term in office until 2034. The amendments would also re-introduce an upper house of Parliament — the Senate — and change articles relating to the legislature, the judiciary, the media and the Armed Forces.
During the plenary session, Parliament speaker Ali Abdel Aal stated that 485 out of 596 lawmakers approved the amendments, but did not refer to the number of votes against them.
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