Abstract

This study introduces policy directive outlines and important considerations in relation to the design of the National Electoral Authority organigram- the new electoral management body- NEA- stated in the 2014 Egyptian constitution. The suggested structure is based on a range of the most widely used electoral administration options and a comparative study of three different countries. It also recalls relevant principles of international electoral principles policies and practices.

Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

Date of Award

2-1-2015

Online Submission Date

January 2016

First Advisor

Amin, Khaled

Committee Member 1

Hamid, Ali

Committee Member 2

Hamzawy, Amr

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

101 p.

Rights

The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

IRB

Approval has been obtained for this item

Comments

I would like to thank my committee Dr. Hamid Ali, and Dr. Amr Hamzawy for their perceptive and insightful feedback on this study and present a special thanks to Dr. Khaled Amin for beginning this journey with me. I would also like to thank my family for their continuous support and encouragement throughout this exercise and everything else I choose and practice. A special appreciation for Dr. Rafael Lopez Pintor and Carlos Valenzuela the two international experts in elections with whom I spent four full years working in this field and who inspired me and helped me to understand the real value of democracy and the way to put it in practice. I’m offering this study to the Egyptian government, political parties, and judicial institutions hoping that they will use it as a reference for the establishment of the upcoming apparatus’ National Election Authority”. My final wish is for every Egyptian citizen to stand for and practice his/her human rights that belong to every individual with no discrimination, and to realize their inherent human dignity.

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