Egypt Proposes Sweeping Changes

Egypt Proposes Sweeping Changes

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Egyptian demonstration by M Soli, CC licenseAn Egyptian panel tasked with amending the country’s constitution recommended Saturday easing restrictions on who can run for president and imposing presidential term limits—two key demands of the protesters.

The eight-member panel also suggested limits on the use of emergency laws—in place in Egypt for 30 years—to a six-month period with the approval of an elected parliament.

(READ the AP story in the Houston Chronicle)


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