Egyptian Presidents – level 2

26-04-2019 15:00

Egypt’s government gave the Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi more parliamentary power. Nearly 90 per cent of Egyptian voters approved it.

Now, Egyptian presidents can be presidents for two terms, and each term is six years long instead of four years long. El-Sissi, however, can run for a third term – he can run for president in 2024 for the third time and be president until 2030. Sissi thanked the Egyptian people in a tweet on Tuesday.

All of this comes as a surprise because in 2017, Sissi said that he would not run for a third time. Last year, most voters re-elected him. That was not surprising because some of his opponents were put in jail or were forced to quit the race.

Difficult words: approve (say ‘yes’), term (the duration of time when somebody is president), several (some), race (talking to people so that they choose them as their president).

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