Egyptians overwhelmingly approved constitutional changes over the weekend that could see incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi remain in power until 2030. The constitutional changes will extend the president’s current term for another two years until 2024 and allow him to run for a third term as well as strengthening the role of the military (MEES, 19 April).

The electoral commission announced that 88.83% of the public, both at home and abroad, voted in favor of the changes with a...