The Egyptians have voted in a referendum with a large majority for constitutional change and more powers for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

How the Egyptian authority for the elections announced, voted 88,83 per cent for the proposed Changes. Thus, the currently incumbent President Al-Sisi is made possible, among other things, an extension of his term up to 2030.

critics have warned in advance that the amendments to the Constitution, the already authoritarian rule of the heads of state would further be expanded. In addition to the extension of the term of office, Al-Sisi also receives more influence on the composition of the top offices in the judiciary. In addition, civilians could still end up slightly in front of military courts and the role of the already powerful army will be further strengthened. The trailer of the heads of state argue that with the Changes in the stability of the North African country will be strengthened.

Egypt’s Parliament had approved the amendments to the Constitution only a week ago. More than 60 million Egyptians were then called, in a Referendum on Changes to vote. Al-Sisi was made in 2013 to Power, as the army had plunged under his leadership, after mass protests, the freely elected President Mohammed Morsi. 2018, the 64-year-old Al-Sisi was elected in a controlled vote, with about 97 percent.

Under the autocratic leadership of Al-Sisi’s Egypt is with a heavy Hand against his critics. Tens of thousands sit in prison. Also, the freedom of expression and demonstration are heavily restricted. To Al-Sisi’s prestige projects, including the construction of a new capital city East of Cairo.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.