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
Brahim Bouderbala (Male)
Term
13.03.2023
Additional information
Elected on 13 March 2023.
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Secretary General

The post of Secretary General is currently vacant
Yes

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
161
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
161
Note on the statutory number of members
Note: 10 seats are reserved for Tunisians abroad.
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Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
153
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
129
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
24
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
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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.
161 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands)
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Ghassen Yamoun (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 8 26 34 24 52 6 3 0 0
Total <= 45: 68 Total >= 46: 85
Male 0 7 20 28 19 45 6 3 0 0 128
Female 0 1 6 6 5 7 0 0 0 0 25
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger5.23%4.58%0.65%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger22.22%17.65%4.58%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger44.44%35.95%8.5%
Members for whom data is available
153 See historical data for this field.

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
Decree-Law No. 2022-55 of September 15, 2022, amending Organic Law No. 2014-16 of May 26, 2014, relating to elections and referendums
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Notes
Decree-Law No. 2022-55 of September 15, 2022, amending Organic Law No. 2014-16 of May 26, 2014, relating to elections and referendums