In Egypt, proposed amendments to emergency law would grant president extensive powers
By 20 April 2020
President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt (photo credit: Dimitris Avramopoulos/flickr)
Egypt is seeking to grant President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi extensive powers in line with the emergency law in order to confront the “emerging reality” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authorities had imposed a nationwide state of emergency after two terrorist attacks targeted two churches in April 2017. Since then, exceptional measures have been announced and extended every three months, at six month intervals to avoid violating the constitution.
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