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Rights group denounces 'unfree and unfair' Egyptian vote

Apr. 24, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The referendum approved by Egyptian voters that allows President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to extend his rule to 2030 was held in an "unfair and unfree" environment and has "no pretense to legitimacy," an international rights group said. Human Rights Watch said the three-day vote on a set of...

Florida House closer to passing felon voting rights bill

Apr. 23, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation that would restore voting rights to convicted felons who complete their sentences except murderers and felony sex offenders moved another step Tuesday toward passage in the Florida House. Lawmakers debated a measure into the night that would implement a constitutional...

Egypt voters approve referendum extending president's rule

Apr. 23, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising. El-Sissi led the military...

Egypt polls close after 3-day vote to extend el-Sissi's rule

Apr. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Polling centers in Egypt closed Monday after a third and final day of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in office until 2030 and broaden the military's role. The results are expected within a week. The referendum is virtually...

Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi's rule

Apr. 20, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role. Critics have blasted the proposed changes as another major step toward an...

The Latest: Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi's rule

Apr. 20, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Egypt's vote on a referendum potentially extending President el-Sissi's rule to 2030 (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Egyptian officials are urging voters to turn out in high numbers for a three-day referendum on extending President el-Sissi's rule. Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly...

Key events in Egypt since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising

Apr. 20, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Here are key events in eight years of turmoil and transition in Egypt, leading up to a national referendum on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030. ___ Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni Mubarak steps down after 18 days of...

Egyptians begin voting on constitutional amendments aimed at keeping President el-Sissi in power until 2030

Apr. 20, 2019 3:09 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians begin voting on constitutional amendments aimed at keeping President el-Sissi in power until 2030 .

Expats vote on giving Egypt president 8 more years in power

Apr. 19, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says expats have started voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. MENA reported that Egyptians living abroad lined up outside their country's diplomatic missions to vote on Friday, a day before...

Tennessee advances measure stating God as source of liberty

Apr. 18, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A resolution that would change the Tennessee Constitution to say God is the source of liberty for the state's citizens has cleared the House. It's a measure floated multiple times in the GOP-controlled Statehouse but has failed to gain enough traction to put it on the ballot. Yet...