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The amendments, which were approved by Egypt's parliament last week, will extend Sisi's current term to six years from four and allow him to run again for a third six-year term in 2024.
An election commission spokesman said voter turnout on the first day was good, but he declined to give figures since disclosing partial results violates Egyptian law.
President Trump received President El-Sisi at the White House Tuesday and called the Egyptian president "friend."
“We cannot talk about the peaceful settlement of disputes as a founding principle of the UN and an indicator of its credibility without addressing the Palestinian cause."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Al-Sisi will be speaking during the afternoon session on the first day of the seven day event that attracts leaders from around the world.
Some analysts believe that the document was published now, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Accords, as a poke in the eye of United States President Donald Trump.
By MEDIA LINE
The PA cut off contact with Greenblatt and his team after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital late last year.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Moshe Kahlon: "Everything that will happen in Gaza will be done with Egyptian mediation and involvement."
The death of the 11 brings the total of those killed since the beginning of the operation to at least 261 suspected militants.
The border with the Palestinian territory is mostly shut but opens at regular intervals. This would be the longest single opening in years.
The election featured only one other candidate - himself an ardent Sisi supporter - after all serious opposition contenders halted their campaigns in January.
Critics say the contest recalled the kind of vote that kept Arab autocrats in power for decades before the 2011 Arab Spring.
Sisi, 63, faces only one challenger who is a long-time supporter of the president.
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