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Amr Moussa not to run for coming presidential elections

Saturday 18/November/2017 - 09:32 PM
Sada El Balad
Hassanein Tayea
Amr Moussa، former presidential candidate sannounced that he would not run for the upcoming presidential elections in April, with a view to preserving Egypt’s stability under by President al-Sisi.

Amr Moussa has previously served in the government of Egypt as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 2001 and Arab League Secretary General. On 8 September 2013، he was elected president of the committee of 50 that will amend the Egyptian constitution.

During his speech at a symposium organized by Al-Wafd Party، he praised President Al-Sisi’s rejection to change the constitution and its provisions of a two-term presidential limit. He added that the President’s decision reflects his reasonable policy.

Sisi asserted that he will not exceed the presidential term limits، which according to the constitution is restricted to two terms، each consisting of four years.

The president said that he will not ask parliament to amend the constitution’s articles related to the presidential terms، asserting that presidents should respect the constitution.

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