Oct. 24, 2004 Held


Tunisian Republic

Election for Tunisian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:4,464,337
Valid Votes:4,449,558
Invalid Votes:14,779

Vote Share by Candidate:

Zine El Abidine BEN ALI4,204,292


Mohamed BOUCHIHA167,986


Mohamed Ali HALOUANI42,213


Mounir BEJI35,067

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Tunisia

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 to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Zine El Abidine BEN ALI
    • Party: Constitutional Democratic Rally Party (RCD)
  • Mohamed BOUCHIHA
    • Party: Popular Unity Party (PUP)
  • Mohamed Ali HALOUANI
    • Party: The Ettajdid Movement
  • Mounir BEJI
    • Party: Liberal Social Party (PSL)

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on October 24, 1999. In this election, President Zine El Abidine BEN ALI won the presidency without contest.

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.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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