Egypt's Sisi rules out extending presidential term
Tuesday November 7 2017
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi listens to French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire during a meeting with French business heads at the Economy Ministry in Paris on October 25, 2017. AFP PHOTO | ERIC PIERMONT
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ruled out a constitutional amendment to extend his term, saying an election would be held next year and he will not run again in 2022.
Sisi is a former army chief who overthrew his Islamist predecessor in 2013 and won an election a year later.
The president is popular among many Egyptians who say the country needs a firm hand following years up tumult that battered the economy.