Profession member of parliament

Members of parliament represent their political party's interests in parliaments. They perform legislative duties, developing and proposing new laws, and communicate with government officials to assess current issues and government operations. They oversee the implementation of laws and policies and function as government representatives to the public to ensure transparency.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Legislation procedure

    The procedures involved in the making of laws and legislation, such as which organisations and individuals are involved, the process of how bills become laws, the proposal and reviewing process, and other steps in the legislation procedure.

  • Constitutional law

    The regulations dealing with the fundamental principles or established precedents which govern a state or organisation.

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures related to the application of government policies at all levels of public administration.

  • Rhetoric

    The art of discourse that aims at improving the ability of writers and speakers to inform, persuade or motivate their audience.

Skills

  • Ensure information transparency

    Ensure that required or requested information is provided clearly and completely, in a manner which does not explicitly withhold information, to the public or requesting parties.

  • Analyse legislation

    Analyse the existing legislation from a national or local government in order to assess which improvements could be made and which items of legislation could be proposed.

  • Perform debates

    Construct and present arguments used in a constructive debate and discussion in order to convince the opposing party or a neutral third party of the debater's stance.

  • Manage government policy implementation

    Manage the operations of the implementation of new government policies or changes in existing policies on a national or regional level as well as the staff involved in the implementation procedure.

  • Perform political negotiation

    Perform debate and argumentative dialogue in a political context, using negotiation techniques specific to political contexts in order to obtain the desired goal, ensure compromise, and maintain cooperative relations.

  • Make legislative decisions

    Decide independently or in collaboration with other legislators on the acceptance or rejection of new items of legislation, or changes in the existing legislation.

  • Prepare legislation proposition

    Prepare the necessary documentation in order to propose a new item of legislation or a change to existing legislation, according to regulations.

  • Present legislation proposition

    Present the proposition for new items of legislation or changes to existing legislation in a manner which clear, persuasive, and compliant with regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor political conflicts government representation political parties conduct public presentations political campaigning liaise with local authorities perform government ceremonies public law promote political campaign advise on legislative acts apply conflict management establish collaborative relations build international relations perform public relations assess risk factors political science