Egypt's president says he won't seek a third term in office

2017-11-07 12:43
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

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Cairo - Egypt's leader says he is not in favor of amending the constitutional provisions barring the president from staying in office beyond two, four-year terms.

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi was elected to office in 2014, a year after he led the military's ouster of an elected but divisive president, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi. He has strongly suggested he would seek a second term in office in elections next year, but he has yet to make a formal announcement.

Speaking to CNBC television in an interview, Sisi said: "I am with preserving the (clause on) two, four-year terms and not change it."

It was his first public comment on the issue, raised by several pro-government lawmakers and media figures who wanted the constitution amended to allow Sisi to stay in office beyond eight years.

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