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.


Public Policy & Administration Department

Graduation Date


Submission Date

January 2016

First Advisor

Amin, Khaled

Committee Member 1

Hamid, Ali

Committee Member 2

Hamzawy, Amr


101 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis


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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.