Middle East

Egypt draft constitution limits presidential terms

Members of the constitutional assembly attend a session to vote on a final draft of a new Egyptian constitution in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

CAIRO: The assembly drafting Egypt's new constitution voted on Thursday to limit the president's term of office to two four-year terms, ending the system of unlimited tenure during the era of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years.

Members of the assembly approved the article in a final vote before the constitution draft is put to a public referendum within 15 days of the president's ratification.

"The president of the republic shall be elected for four years, which begin on the day following the end of the term of his predecessor. He may be re-elected only once," the article read.

 

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