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CAIRO - 14 April 2019: The Committee of Constitutional and Legislative Affairs of the House of Representatives, during its meeting on Sunday, chaired by Dr. Ali Abdel-Al, approved on the proposal to amend Article 140 of the Constitution of 2014 in its first paragraph, on increasing the term of the President of the Republic to 6 years instead of 4, by 43 votes against the objection of 7 deputies.
Article 140 states in its first paragraph: The President of the Republic shall be elected for a term of six Gregorian years, beginning on the day following the expiry of his predecessors' term, and may not serve for more than two consecutive terms of office.
Transitional Article No. (241 bis) The current term of the President of the Republic shall expire on the expiration of six years from the date of the announcement of his election as President of the Republic of 2018, and may be re-elected for the next time.
This came during a meeting of the Committee of Constitutional and Legislative Affairs of the House of Representatives, chaired by Dr. Ali Abdel-Al, on Sunday to vote on the draft report on the proposed constitutional amendments of the Egyptian Support Coalition to the Constitution of 2014, including the final wording of the articles, especially after the opportunity to hear all the views of society In addition to all the views of the Committee and the deputies of the Council during the two sessions of the discussion of the report of the Sub-Committee on the classification and cataloging of all proposals submitted orally or what has been submitted in writing during the last period.
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