Tunisian Republic

10,835,873 5

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

8,289,900 81.86%

Registered Voters (as of Oct. 1, 2011)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
Tunisian Constituent Assembly al-Majlis al-Waṭanī at-Ta’sīsī Assembly
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Moncef MARZOUKI *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ali LAAREYDH
  • Assembly: Tunisia has a unicameral Tunisian Constituent Assembly with 217 seats.

* Leads an interim government that was appointed in December 2011, which will remain in place until a new constitution is drafted and elections are held.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Tunisian Constituent Assembly 217 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system.***

*** There are 27 domestic constituencies and four out-of-country constituencies. Party lists are required to alternate between male and female candidates.

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-10-24 195,906 218,400 89.7%
Tunisian Constituent Assembly 2004-10-24 4,215,151 4,877,905 86.41%
President 2004-10-24 4,464,337 4,877,905 91.52%
President 2009-10-25 195,906 218,400 89.7%
Tunisian Constituent Assembly 2011-10-23 4,308,888 8,289,900 51.98%

Voter Turnout