Listen: Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi's rule
"Run-up? Not Egyptians have begun casting their ballots in the first three days of voting on constitutional amendments, the changes would alive President Abdel Fattah SEC to stay in power until twenty thirty. I'm the military's rope for details on the in Middle East and Africa executive editor red Hamada make good to see three days of voting. Sixty one million people eligible to vote here. I find the timing of this story strange, given all Jerry and Saddam. What do you what do you make of the timing festival? Look, I I don't think it's Egyptians plan. This knowing that the uprising will happen will happen. But I mean, the contrast the contrast is quite star on the one hand you have long standing rule is an area and sedan being overthrown by popular pricing on the other hand in Egypt. Egypt seems to be going the other way at the same time. I mean, what people will be like you say sixty one million voters, but that was the story. So so let's see how many actually go out and vote because I think that's what the government is really looking out for their campaigning pretty hard telling people to do that UT go out oversee vote. Yes. For the changes. I department are there behind him only twenty two no votes on one obstruction? So they're they're playing hard on this. They really are pushing this quite strongly. Absolutely. An it shows the domination that the government has over all levers of power in Egypt at the moment. And this. As it goes through and very few people. There's no nobody really doubts that it will go through will strengthen that hand even further. I mean, the the Egyptian military was already very strong in society. And this will give it yet more control. Including over the"