Assembly of the Representatives of the People
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The Assembly of the Representatives of the People (Arabic: مجلس نواب الشعب‎‎ Majlis Nuwwāb ash-Sha‘b, French: Assemblée des représentants du peuple; ARP) is Tunisia's legislative branch of government. The unicameral Assembly replaced the Constituent Assembly and was first elected on 26 October 2014.[1] The legislature consists of 217 seats.[2] Before the 2011 revolution, Tunisia's parliament was bicameral and consisted of an upper chamber called the Chamber of Advisors and a lower chamber called the Chamber of Deputies.
Assembly of the Representatives of the People
مجلس نواب الشعب
Majlis Nuwwāb esh-Sha‘b
2nd legislature
Preceded byConstituent Assembly of Tunisia
New session started
13 November 2019
Rached Ghannouchi, Ennahda
since 13 November 2019
First Deputy Speaker
Samira Chaouachi, Heart of Tunisia
since 13 November 2019
Second Deputy Speaker
Tarek Ftiti, Independent
since 14 November 2019
Political groups
Government (106)
Confidence-and-supply (24)[a]
Opposition (87)
Party-list proportional representation using multi-member constituencies
Last election
6 October 2019
Meeting place
Bardo Palace, Le Bardo (near Tunis)
Tunisia's electoral law requires "vertical gender parity", i.e. male and female candidates must alternate within each party's regional list of candidates. Consequently, as of 2015, 68 of the chamber's members are women, the highest proportion of female legislative representatives in the Arab world.[3]
The current speaker of the Assembly is Rached Ghannouchi, who was elected on 13 November 2019.[4]
The first elections to the Assembly were held on 26 October 2014, slightly under four years since the conclusion of the Tunisian Revolution, and slightly under three years since the election to the Constituent Assembly. Nidaa Tounes gained a plurality of votes, winning 85 seats in the 217-seat parliament, beating the Ennahda Movement (69 seats) and many smaller parties.
2019 Election
Main article: 2019 Tunisian parliamentary election
The second elections to the Assembly were held on 6 October 2019.
Current affiliations
2019 election
As of
February 2020
Ennahda Movement52
Heart of Tunisia38
Democratic Current22
Dignity Coalition2119
Free Destourian Party17
People's Movement15
Tahya Tounes14
Machrouu Tounes4
Republican People's Union3
Tunisian Alternative3
Nidaa Tounes3
Afek Tounes2
Popular Front1
Aïch Tounsi1
Farmers' Voice Party1
Green League1
Current of Love1
Democratic and Social Union (VDS-PR-MDS)1
Socialist Destourian Party1
Total members217
See also
  1. ^ "Tunisian elections intensify focus on alliances". Al Monitor. 14 September 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Tunisia begins landmark election race". AFP. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Tunisia". freedomhouse.org. 21 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Tunisia parliament elects Ennahda's Rachid Ghannouchi as speaker". Al Jazeera. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
^ If a majority of the party voted in favor of Elyes Fakhfakh's investiture as Prime Minister
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