ElectionGudie

Oct. 24, 2004 Held

4,215,151
Voted
Tunisia

Tunisian Republic

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

Results

86%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,215,151
Valid Votes:4,199,846
Invalid Votes:15,305

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Constitutional Democratic Rally Party 152 3,678,645

87.59%

Movement of Democratic Socialists 14 194,829

4.63%

Popular Union Party 11 152,987

3.64%

Unionist Democratic Union 7 92,708

2.20%

The Ettajdid Movement 3 43,268

1.74%

Liberal Social Party 2 25,261

0.60%

Other - - 10,473

0.26%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 189 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Majlis al-Nuwaab)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Zine El Abidine BEN ALI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mohamed GHANNOUCHI
  • Assembly: Tunisia has a unicameral Chamber of Deputies (Majlis al-Nuwaab) with 189 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Chamber of Deputies (Majlis al-Nuwaab) 189 members are elected by popular vote.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Constitutional Democratic Rally Party (RCD)
    • Leader: Zine El Abidine BEN ALI
    • Seats won in this election: 152
    • Seats won in last election: 148
  • Party: Movement of Democratic Socialists (MDS)
    • Leader: Khamis CHAMMARI
    • Seats won in this election: 14
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: Popular Union Party (PUP)
    • Leader: Mohamed Belhaj AMOR
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: The Ettajdid Movement
    • Leader: Mohamed Ali HALOUANI
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Liberal Social Party (PSL)
    • Leader: Mounir BEJI
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Unionist Democratic Union (UDU)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other / Candidates
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary election was held on October 24, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,974,722 (July 2004 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,877,905 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,978,935 (2004)

·         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: 43 (following the 2004 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: 1,496,208 (est.)