Tunisia

Assembly of People's Representatives

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Chamber name
Majlis Nawwab ash-Sha'ab (Assembly of People's Representatives)
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1957
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
African Group
Arab group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Assembly of People's Representatives
Speaker
Rached Kheriji Ghannouchi (Male)
Year of birth
1941
Term
13.11.2019
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary General
Adel Hanchi (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 Dec. 2019.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
217
Note on the statutory number of members
Note: 18 seats are reserved for Tunisians abroad.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
217
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
163
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
54
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
24.88% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
11,274
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
51,954 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
48.08
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Abdelhamid Marzouki (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 15 43 28 34 74 19 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 86 Total >= 46: 131
Male 0 7 30 22 22 61 18 4 0 0 164
Female 0 8 13 6 12 13 1 0 0 0 53
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger6.91%3.23%3.69%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger26.73%17.05%9.68%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger39.63%27.19%12.44%
Members for whom data is available
217

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Electoral lists must follow the principle of gender parity and be established in a way to alternate between men and women.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Notes
Legislated Quota. In districts with four or more seats, one young candidate under 35 years of age should be placed in one of the top four list positions.