Tunisia

Assembly of People's Representatives

Oversight

Data on parliament’s oversight role and activities

Oversight tools

Parliament has the power to summon members of the government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Article 95 of the Constitution and Articles 147 and 148 of the Rules of Procedure
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 78(4)
Approximate number of government appointments subject to parliamentary approval
1
Number of written questions asked, per year
1,614 (2019)
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Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
948 (2019)
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Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
(2019)
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Head of State and/or Government

Head of State and/or Government
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of Government Some parliaments elect the Head of Government or approve the nomination for the Head of Government. Others do not play a role.
Parliament approves a nomination for the Head of Government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 89
The Head of Government is also the Head of State
No
Parliament’s role
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of State Some parliaments designate the Head of State or approve the nomination for the Head of Government. Others do not play a role.
Other (please specify)
Notes
In Tunisia’a legal system, the Parliament does not intervene in the designation of the Head of State as he is elected by the people. That being so, the Assembly of the Representatives of the People has an important role in the matter in accordance with Article 74 of the Constitution which stipulates that: “The candidate must have the support of a number of members of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People or heads of elected local authority councils, or of registered voters, as specified by the election law.”
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 74

Impeachment and confidence motions

Procedure for parliament
There is a procedure for parliament to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution There is a procedure to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; The Head of State; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
The Head of Government
Individual members of the Executive
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 97
Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Not applicable
Impeachment Role
There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
The Head of Government
Individual members of the Executive
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 97
Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Not applicable
Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted In some countries, the adoption of a motion of no confidence in the Government automatically leads to the dissolution of Parliament in certain countries. In other cases, a new government can be formed.
No