Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1957
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Assembly of People's Representatives
Speaker
Brahim Bouderbala (Male)
Date of birth: 07 Aug 1952
Term
13 Mar 2023
Additional information

Elected on 13 March 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Mohsen Bennour (Male)
Term
26 Apr 2024
Notes

Appointed on 26 April 2024.

Members

Statutory number of members
161

Notes: Note: 10 seats are reserved for Tunisians abroad.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
161
Current number of members
153
Men
129
Women
24
Percentage of women
15.7%
Statutory number of members per country 
238
Population (in thousands)
12,263
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
56,512

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
48.1
(2023-03 - 2023-11)
Youngest member
Ghassen Yamoun (Male)
Youngest member (years)
24
Number of members, by age (2023-03)
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
Male 0 7 20 28 19 45 6 3 0 0 128
Female 0 1 6 6 5 7 0 0 0 0 25
Totals per age interval 0 8 26 34 24 52 6 3 0 0 153
Total <= 45: 68 Total >= 46: 85
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
5.2% 4.6% 0.7%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
22.2% 18% 4.6%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
44.4% 36% 8.5%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No

Notes: Decree-Law No. 2022-55 of September 15, 2022, amended Organic Law No. 2014-16 of May 26, 2014, relating to elections and referendums, which included gender parity clauses (Article 16) for women candidates.

Sources: Decree-Law No. 2022-55 of September 15, 2022

Youth quota
No

Notes: Decree-Law No. 2022-55 of September 15, 2022, amended Organic Law No. 2014-16 of May 26, 2014, relating to elections and referendums, which included a youth quota (now obsolete), where districts with four or more seats were required to include at least one candidate aged 35 or under in their bloc.

Sources: Decree-Law No. 2022-55 of September 15, 2022

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
No information available
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No