Mohamed Morsi

Egypt's president says he supports term limits

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says he does not favor amending the constitution to extend term limits, but appeared to leave open the possibility of his remaining in power beyond two four-year terms.

El-Sissi was elected to office in 2014, a year after he led the military's ouster of a freely elected but divisive president, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He is expected to seek a second term in office in elections next year, but has yet to make a formal announcement.

He is virtually assured of victory, as the government has waged a wide-scale crackdown on dissent. The Muslim Brotherhood, which won a series of free elections...