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Publish Date: 10:22 - 20 April 2019
TEHRAN, Apr 20 - Egyptians came to polls on Saturday to vote whether to extend the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi or not. Despite protests from rights groups, the three-day is expected to approve sweeping constitutional changes that will extend Sisi's, AFP said.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - 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.

In case the referendum approves Sisi as the president, his rule term will be extended at least until 2024.

To discuss the change of constitution in Egypt, Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, told Press TV on Wednesday that Sisi has been supported by the "illegitimate" regimes in Israel and the United States to come to power. He, the analyst added, functions as part of the anchor of the interest of the US government.

So, “the interest of the people of Egypt [has] been sacrificed to the interest of the US and Israel,” Yeshitela said. “This illegitimate regime of Sisi ... does not represent again the interest of people of Egypt.”

Source: AFP, Press TV


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