Conflict of interest among parliamentarians
Other Names: Conflict of interest between peoples' representatives
Incidence: In 1990 the Inter-Parliamentary Union dealt with 23 cases in 6 countries: Chile, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Sudan, Turkey.
Claim: Parliament members spend a lot of time harnessing a business or trade union interest to their political work. There is no guarantee that a parliamentarian will not put the directorship or consultancy or other private interests before the public good.
Counter Claim: Parliamentarians outside interests should be increasing, because otherwise they do not know the real world outside the parliament.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 02.12.1999 – 00:00 CET