Egypt's President Sisi says will not change Constitution to seek third term

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement following a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on Nov 26, 2014.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement following a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on Nov 26, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will not seek a third term in office, he said in an interview with CNBC on Monday (Nov 6) evening.

General Sisi said in the interview that he does not intend to change the Egyptian Constitution and will preserve the two four-year presidential terms outlined in the document.

However, he did not confirm if he intends to run for a second-term after March 2018 when his first term expires.