Problems of the relationship between the MP and the electoral constituency
Researcher and Director of the Arab Forum for Alternatives Think Tank
Assistant researcher: Nouran Sayed Ahmad
Chapter in a book: Relations between Members of Parliament and their Constituencies: Challenges and International Experiences
The book is co-authored by: Jacqui Smith
Publishers: Arab Forum for Alternatives and Global Partners Governance
New parliamentary elections for 2015, the third entitlement on the road map after the presidential election and the constitution, are about to be held. There seems to be a number of issues that await the next parliament, starting with the nature of issues and topics of consideration, the policies and legislations related to them, and also those from the point of view of the public and political context, which in turn poses challenges for parliamentary work and parliamentarians. At the forefront of these challenges is the question of the relationship between MPs and their constituencies, an issue that is gaining importance in light of the past Egyptian experience in which the relationship between the two sides suffered from a big deficiency, and on the other hand due to changes in the public and political context in Egypt over the past five years which increased the weight of the views of the citizens and voters in the political process, regardless of their quality or other shortcomings.
This paper seeks to monitor as much as possible the most important issues that face the relationship between the MP and the electoral constituency in light of all the parameters that relate to this issue as follows: