Tunisia

Assembly of People's Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Rached Kheriji Ghannouchi (Male)
Year of birth
1941
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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

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
160
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
57
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
26.27% See historical data for this field.

Age

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)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
86 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
131 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
164 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
53 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
15 See historical data for this field.
31-40
43 See historical data for this field.
41-45
28 See historical data for this field.
46-50
34 See historical data for this field.
51-60
74 See historical data for this field.
61-70
19 See historical data for this field.
71-80
4
81-90
0
91 and over
0
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%

Reserved seats and quotas

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.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
15,652
Notes
Percentage of women candidates: About 47%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
149
Number of women elected
68
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
31.34%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
68

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
149
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
68
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Mohamed Ennaceur (Male)
Political party
Nidaa Tounes
Date of election
04.12.2014
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1956
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1957
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
First time women participated in municipal elections
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1959
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
In May 1957, for the first time women took part in municipal elections by decree.
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1959
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
In May 1957, for the first time women took part in municipal elections by decree.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1959

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Caucus of Women Parliamentarians
(October 2018)
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The caucus was created under the tutelage of the Committee on Women, Family, Children, Youth and Seniors to neutralize any effect related to the appropriation of the caucus by any one political party.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Strengthening the political participation of women in Parliament and more generally in political life and institutions,
- The establishment of a roadmap with recommendations relating to the amendment of internal regulations and legislation (electoral law) for increased representation and political participation of women.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes

Contact information for the Committee

Phone
+216-98412985