Egypt's 2015 Parliamentary Elections: Assessing the New Electoral System

International Affairs and Global Strategy ISSN 2224-574X (Paper) ISSN 2224-8951 (Online) Vol.44, 2016

10 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2016

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Amany Khodair

Loughborough University - The British University in Egypt; Suez Canal University

Reman Abdall

Suez Canal University

Date Written: May 30, 2016

Abstract

After investigating the New Egyptian Mixed (Parallel) Electoral System using both qualitative and quantitative analysis, it was concluded that the system applied for the first time in 2015 has its advantages but needs amendments.These amendments are necessary due to four factors: shortcomings within the within the electoral list, shortcomings within the constituency divisions, shortcomings within the Egyptian legal framework and shortcomings related to the single-member district (individual candidate) system.

Keywords: Egyptian Electoral System, Two Round System, Party Block vote, quota

Suggested Citation

Khodair, Amany and Abdall, Reman, Egypt's 2015 Parliamentary Elections: Assessing the New Electoral System (May 30, 2016). International Affairs and Global Strategy ISSN 2224-574X (Paper) ISSN 2224-8951 (Online) Vol.44, 2016 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2861439

Amany Khodair (Contact Author)

Loughborough University - The British University in Egypt ( email )

El Sherouk City
Cairo, 11837
Egypt

Suez Canal University ( email )

Ismaliah
Ismailia, I
Egypt

Reman Abdall

Suez Canal University

Ismaliah
Ismailia, I
Egypt

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