Democracy in Tunisia

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

2.5 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

6.32 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

=69

Polity IV 2016

Score:

7

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Democracy

 

Political System

System of Government Presidential
Presidential Electoral System Two-Round System
Last Presidential Election 2014
Next Presidential Election 2019
Presidential Term Limits Two, five-year terms
System of Appointment to Legislature

Closed-list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies, including six overseas constituencies

Last Legislative Election

2014

Next Legislative Election

2019

Number of Seats in Legislature 217
Female quota, representation in lower house Yes: legislated candidate quotas

Results

Last presidential election (2014)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round
Beji Caid Essebsi 39.46% 55.68
Moncef Marzouki 33.43% 44.32
Hamma Hammami 7.82%
Hechmi Hamdi 5.75%
Slim Riahi 5.55%
Kamel Morjane 1.27%
Ahmed Néjib Chebbi 1.04%
Safi Saïd 0.80%
Mondher Zenaidi 0.74%
Mustapha Ben Jaafar 0.67%
Kalthoum Kannou 0.56%
Mohamed Frikha 0.54%
Abderrazak Kilani 0.31%
Mustapha Kamel Nabli (withdrawn) 0.21%
Abdelkader Labaoui 0.20%
Larbi Nasra 0.20%
Hamouda Ben Slama 0.18%
Mohamed Hamdi (withdrawn) 0.17%
Mehrez Boussayene 0.16%
Salem Chaïbi 0.16%
Samir Abdelli 0.15%
Ali Chourabi 0.14%
Mokhtar Mejri 0.13%
Abderraouf Ayadi (withdrawn) 0.11%
Yassine Chennoufi 0.10%
Abderrahim Zouari (withdrawn) 0.08%
Noureddine Hached (withdrawn) 0.07%

Last legislative election (2014)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
Nidaa Tounes 39.63 86
Ennahda Movement 31.79 69
Free Patriotic Union 7.37 16
Popular Front 6.91 15
Afek Tounes 3.68 8
Congress for the Republic 1.84 4
Democratic Current 1.38 3
People’s Movement 1.38 3
National Destourian Initiative 1.38 3
Current of Love 0.92 2
Republican Party 0.46 1
Democratic Alliance 0.46 1
National Front for Salvation 0.46 1
Movement of Socialist Democrats 0.46 1
Farmers’ Voice Party 0.46 1

 

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