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Egypt's Parliament approves constitutional amendments in principle

Baku, February 15, AZERTAC

Egypt’s House of Representatives passed on Thursday the newly-proposed amendments to the 2014 Constitution, which include extension of the presidential term from 4 years to six years, Egypt Today newspaper reported.

A total of 485 out 569 of lawmakers approved the amendments that suggested by one fifth of the parliament members early this month.

As per the initial approval,the amendments will be referred to the Legislative Committee of the Parliament to consider them within 60 days, said Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal in the session. Then, if the committee approves the amendments, the president has the right to call on the Egyptians for public referendum to confirm the amendments.

The amendments also tackle appointing the heads of judicial bodies by the president.

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