Tweet Egyptians don’t seem to be in a hurry in their lives, usually late, and take their time. They have mastered the art of sitting and doing nothing as a form of civil disobedience. last Saturday, however, millions were rushed to decide on a constitutional amendment referendum that would give Abdel Fattah el-Sisi more power and the possibility of staying in office until 2030. The current constitution limited the president to only two terms, four years each, el-Sisi already in his second term. The referendum wasn’t debated, discussed in public, and nobody knows the exact details and ramifications. Egyptians have to take el-Sisi’s word for it, and mark Yes on the ballot.