Mubarak against limiting terms of office: amending the constitution is not in my interest
Egypt, Politics, 3/3/2005
The Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced he does not support limiting the number of term of offices for the President of the Republic to two terms as demanded by the opposition parties in the country. He stressed that his decision to amend the constitution is in the interest of the people who will chose their president.
Mubarak said during his visit to "Toshka" project in the western southern desert of Egypt "people choose their President, let him stay for one, two or three terms, as long as the issue is decided by the people."
Mubarak stressed that his decision to amend the constitution to permit the carrying out the presidential elections among more than one candidate via secret and direct ballot as in the interests of people. He called on political parties to take part in the upcoming presidential elections, even if they are not ready so that the experiment may succeed.
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