ElectionGudie

Oct. 23, 2011 Held

4,308,888
Voted
Tunisia

Tunisian Republic

Election for al-Majlis al-Waṭanī at-Ta’sīsī (Tunisian Constituent Assembly)

Results

49%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,308,888
Valid Votes:4,053,148
Invalid Votes:255,740

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Renaissance Party 89 - 1,501,320

37.04%

Congress for the Republic 29 - 353,041

8.71%

Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties 20 - 284,989

7.03%

Progressive Democratic Party 16 - 159,826

3.94%

Homeland Party - - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 217 seats in the Tunisian Constituent Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Fouad MEBAZZA *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Beji Caid EL-SEBSI
  • Assembly: Tunisia has a unicameral Tunisian Constituent Assembly with 217 seats.

* President Zine el Abidine BEN ALI was forced out of power on January 14, 2011. MEBAZZA is Acting President.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by a plurality system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,673,800 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 8,289,900 (October 2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,385,186 (2011)

·         Is Tunisia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (24 July 1980)

·         Has Tunisia ratified CEDAW: Yes (20 September 1985)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 57 (following the 2011 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 96 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Tunisia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Tunisia ratified CRPD: Yes (2 April 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 1,601,070 (est.)