Tunisia

Assembly of People's Representatives

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
26.10.2014
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
02.12.2014
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2024
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
217
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

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
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Notes
Percentage of women candidates: About 47%
Notes
Number of parties contesting the election: 1,500 lists representing more than 100 parties

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
5,236,244
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,579,257
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
68.36%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The elections were the first to be held under the new Constitution adopted in January 2014. No party won an outright majority in the newly-formed Assembly of People's Representatives. Nidaa Tounes, a secular party led by former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi, came in first, taking 86 of the 217 seats. It won 17 more than Ennahdha, an Islamist party which had been the largest force in the previous National Constituent Assembly. Two other parties won more than 10 seats: the Free Patriotic Union (UPL) led by businessman Slim Riahi and the Popular Front, a leftist coalition, led by Mr. Hamma Hammami, which took 16 and 15 seats respectively. Another 15 parties entered parliament with less than 10 seats. Following the example of the 2011 elections to the National Constituent Assembly, the 2014 electoral law required that electoral lists be presented on the basis of gender equality, with women and men alternating on the list. 68 women were elected (31%), up from 57 in 2011.

Following the elections to the National Constituent Assembly in October 2011, Ennahdha had formed a coalition government with two secular parties: the Congress for the Republic (CPR) and the Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties (FDTL, Ettakatol). However, street protests over the murder of two prominent opposition figures by Islamist militants in February and July 2013 led two successive Prime Ministers from the Ennahdha – Mr. Hamadi Jebali and Mr. Ali Laarayedh - to resign. An interim technocratic government led by Mr. Mehdi Jomaa was formed in January 2014.

During the 2014 election campaigning, Nidaa Tounes, which comprises former members of the ousted President Ben Ali's Democratic Constitutional Rally (RCD), promised to work for a new development model to tackle unemployment and social inequality which, in its view, have worsened since 2011. It promised to create more jobs and to revive the tourism industry by bringing security and stability. Ennahdha, led by Mr. Rached Ghannouchi, called on voters’ renewed support, arguing that the party had learned from past mistakes. It called for a unity government to complete the democratic transition and for austerity measures to revive economic growth.

Presidential elections are due on 23 November, which will mark the end of the transitional period after the revolution that ousted President Ben Ali in February 2011.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
18
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
39.63%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Not applicable
Note on the alternation of power
The caretaker government replaced the government formed after the 2011 elections prior to the elections.
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
4
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Nidaa Tounes, Ennahdha, Free Patriotic Union (UPL) and Afek Tounes
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Nidaa Tounes 86
Ennahdha 69
Free Patriotic Union (UPL) 16
Popular Front 15
Afek Tounes 8
Congress for the Republic (CPR) 4
Democratic Current 3
National Destourian Initiative party (Al Moubadara) 3
People's Movement 3
Current of Love (Mahabba) 2
Republican Party (Al Joumhouri) 1
Democratic Alliance 1
National Salvation Front 1
Farmers’ Voice party 1
Movement of Democratic Socialists 1
Call from Tunisians Abroad 1
Independent List "Al Majd al-Jerid" 1
Independent List "Rad el iîtibar" 1
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%
Other notes
Timing of election: N/A. Election to a new full-fledged parliament replacing the National Constituent Assembly.

Number of parties winning seats: 18 (15 parties and three lists)
Sources
Assembly of People's Representatives (23.12.2014)
La Presse de Tunisie
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-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
171
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
02.12.2014
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