Egypt - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (05.02.19)

Q : Several amendments to the Egyptian constitution proposed by lawmakers could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in power for 12 years after the end of his current term in 2022, while at the same time boosting his control of the judiciary. What is your assessment of these amendments in the context of democratic developments in Egypt?

A : We understand that a debate is underway in the Egyptian parliament. We are paying close attention to this debate.