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November 20, 2015

Rwandan Senate approves constitutional amendment on presidential term limits. On Tuesday, the Rwandan Senate unanimously endorsed an amendment to the constitution that, if approved by a referendum, will allow incumbent president Paul Kagame to run for a third consecutive term in office. Kagame, whose current term ends in 2017, published a message on Twitter which reads, "If I ran again, I would do more of what I am doing to improve the well-being of the citizens of Rwanda."
French president demands constitutional changes after ISIS attacks. Following the deadly attacks in Paris on November 13, French president François Hollande urged lawmakers on Monday to revise the country's constitution to give the government greater emergency powers. Hollande also asked parliament to extend the current state of emergency for three months and called for stricter citizenship policies.
Philippine Supreme Court delays ruling on military deal with US. On Monday, the Philippine Supreme Court failed to deliver an expected decision regarding the constitutionality of a new US-Philippines security agreement that would give the US military access to Philippine military bases.  After the agreement was signed in April of 2014, politicians and other opponents challenged its constitutionality in court, effectively halting implementation of the plan.
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