Constitutional amendments

FILE - In this March 26, 2018 file photo, provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi votes in Cairo, Egypt. On Sunday. May 13, 2018, a top newspaper editor known to be close to el-Sissi subtly suggested that the Egyptian leader be allowed to rule beyond the maximum two, four-year terms set by the constitution. Yasser Rizq did not explicitly call for amending the constitutional clause limiting the number of terms a president can serve, but argued that time was running out for the emergence of a viable replacement. (MENA via AP, File)
May 13, 2018 - 12:15 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A top newspaper editor known to be close to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is hinting in a column published on Sunday that the Egyptian leader should be allowed to rule beyond the maximum two, four-year terms set by the country's 2014 constitution. Yasser Rizq, chairman of the state-...
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Designated Hungarian Prime Minister and Chairman of Fidesz Party Viktor Orban, center, arrives for the inaugural session of the new parliament in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The governing Fidesz party in coalition with the Christian Democratic People's Party won a total 133 seats in Hungary's 199-strong national assembly in the general elections on April 8. (Szilard Koszticsak /MTI via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 9:33 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's president recommended Tuesday that lawmakers re-elect Prime Minister Viktor Orban to what would be his third consecutive term as he focuses on pushing through constitutional changes. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside parliament to protest against what...
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In this April 16, 2018 photo, Washington, D.C., native Callie Gonyea, a second-year teacher at Ellis Elementary School in Denver, joined about 400 other teachers at a protest at the Colorado state Capitol. Colorado teachers are calling for higher salaries and increase funding for schools, prompting some voters to question where the state's taxes on marijuana are going. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)
April 27, 2018 - 2:31 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado teachers are protesting this week for higher salaries and increased money for schools, prompting questions about why the state's booming marijuana sales have not fixed the funding problems. The 2012 voter-approved constitutional amendment that allowed adults to buy marijuana...
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Myanmar's new President Win Myint waves to the media after taking oath of office at Parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Friday, March 30, 2018. Myanmar sworn the longtime Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist as the country's new president, who will continue his predecessor's deference to her as the nation's de facto leader. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
March 30, 2018 - 1:49 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A longtime Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist vowed to prioritize the rule of law, peace and reconciliation Friday after being sworn in as the country's new president, who will continue his predecessor's deference to her as the de facto national leader. Win Myint, 66 and the former...
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Women wait in line to vote outside a polling station at a school in the Omraniyah district of Giza, Egypt Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Turnout appeared low as Egyptians voted on the second day of an election that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to win, after all serious rivals were either arrested or intimidated into dropping out. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
March 28, 2018 - 12:45 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian election authorities have warned people to vote or risk paying a fine, as they look to boost turnout in a lackluster election that is virtually guaranteed to hand President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi a second four-year term. El-Sissi faces only a token opponent in the vote, which...
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Delegates from the People's Liberation Army leave the Great Hall of the People after attending a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign stands to gain a major boost as the ceremonial legislature moves to establish a powerful new agency with authority over vast numbers of workers in the public sector. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 13, 2018 - 4:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — Following passage of a constitutional amendment potentially making him president-for-life, China's Xi Jinping moved to further expand his powers Tuesday with the establishment of a powerful new anti-corruption agency. The move is part of a sweeping government reorganization aiming to...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his vote for an amendment to China's constitution that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable him to rule indefinitely, during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 11, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Xi Jinping, already China's most powerful leader in more than a generation, received a vastly expanded mandate as lawmakers Sunday abolished presidential term limits that had been in place for more than 35 years and wrote his political philosophy into the country's constitution. In...
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A staff member stands in front of a ballot box on the rostrum before a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. China's top legislative body is expected to approve an amendment too China's constitution on Sunday that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable Chinese President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 11, 2018 - 4:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China's lawmakers amending constitution to abolish term limits (all times local): 3:55 p.m. China's rubber-stamp lawmakers have passed a historic constitutional amendment that abolishes term limits and will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The National...
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In this Friday, March 9, 2018 photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping claps to applaud China's Procurator-General Cao Jianming during a plenary session of China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. As China prepares to approve constitutional changes Sunday, March 11, 2018, to allow Xi to rule indefinitely, signs of dissent and satire have been all but completely snuffed out. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
March 10, 2018 - 11:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The day China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn't sleep. So Ma, a renowned writer, wrote a social media post urging the party to remember the history of...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Hundreds of Brazilian women are marching to demand equal rights and protest gender-based violence to mark International Women's Day. Marchers in Sao Paulo on Thursday were drawing attention to issues as varied as the wage gap, abortion rights, sexual...
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