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Representation of the Interests of the Citizens by the Members of Parliament – Truth or Myth

According to data from field surveys conducted in 2018-2021 by the Institute for Democracy (IDSCS) as part of the Parliament Support Program (PSP), show that citizens believe that their interests are not always represented in the legislature. This comparative...

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Citizens’ information about the work of the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia

The source of legitimacy of MPs to hold sessions and take action and decisions in the Assembly derives from the citizens. The representative function entails MPs’ obligations to ensure transparency and inclusiveness in their work for the general public,...

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Quality of the discourse in the Assembly: Oversight hearing on the case of Eurostandard bank

Political control and oversight of the Government and other public office holders is a constitutionally stipulated function of the Assembly. To perform this function, oversight hearing is one mechanism to control the work of the Government, i.e.  implementation of...

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Women in Parliamentary Committees: A New Term, but the Same Old Practice

On July 15, 2020, the new members of the Assembly of North Macedonia were elected. After a number of changes in its structure, the current Assembly comprises 61% men and 39% women. When the new parliamentary composition was established,...

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The citizens and the Assembly of North Macedonia: Trust on shaky ground

This analysis provides a comparative overview of the trust that the citizens of North Macedonia have in the Assembly in relation to other democratic countries in the world. The analysis also shows how this trust is distributed among different...

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