Note: This referendum will beheld from 20 to 22 April, 2019.
At Stake in this Referendum:
- Amendments to the Constitution of Egypt
- Chief of State: President Abdel Fattah Said el-SISI
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Mostafa MADBOULY
- Assembly: Egypt has a unicameral Parliament consisting of the People's Assembly (Majlis Al-Sha'b) with 596 seats.
- There are no thresholds for turnout or approval of the referendum. There is no law that specifically governs how the referendum is administered. A majority of votes cast is required for the referendum to pass.
About this Referendum:
- The proposed amendments would increase presidential term limits to six years, extending current President Abdel Fattah Said el-SISI’s current term from four to six years and allowing him to serve another term. They would also expand the role of the military in politics and presidential powers over the judiciary; create an upper chamber in parliament (the Senate) with 180 members, 60 of whom would be appointed by the president, with the rest directly elected; and reduce the number of seats in the People’s Assembly from 596 to 450, with a 25% gender quota.
Population and Registered Voters:
- Population: 101,168,745 (2019 est.)
- Registered Voters: 59,078,138 (2018)
- Female Population: 50,016,761 (2019 est.)
- Is Egypt a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (since 16 July 1980)
- Has Egypt ratified CEDAW: Yes (since 18 September 1981)
- Gender Quota: Yes
- Female candidates in this election: N/A
- Number of Female Parliamentarians: 89 (14.9%) of 596
- Human Development Index Position: 115 (2018)
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A (Very High 2014)
- Is Egypt a signatory to CRPD: Yes (4 April 2007)
- Has Egypt ratified CRPD: Yes (14 April 2008)
- Population with a disability: 13,034,264 (est.)