By Arab News
Egypt’s election commission says voters have approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to remain in power until 2030.
Lasheen Ibrahim, the head of the commission, said on Tuesday the amendments were approved with 88.83% voting in favor.
The turnout was 44.33% of eligible voters. The nationwide referendum took place over three days, from Saturday through to Monday to maximize turnout.
Pro-government media, business people and lawmakers had pushed for a “Yes” vote and a high turnout by offering incentives.