Assembly of the Representatives of the People

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Assembly of the Representatives of the People
مجلس نواب الشعب
Majlis Nuwwāb esh-Sha‘b
1st legislature
Type
Type
History
Preceded by Constituent Assembly of Tunisia
New session started
December 2, 2014 (2014-12-02)
Leadership
Mohamed Ennaceur, Nidaa Tounes
Since 4 December 2014
First Vice-president
Abdelfattah Mourou, Ennahda
Since 4 December 2014
Second Vice-president
Faouzia Ben Fodha, UPL
Since 4 December 2014
Structure
Seats 217
2014 ARP Tunisia.svg
Political groups

     Nidaa Tounes (86)
     Ennahda (69)
     Free Patriotic Union (16)
     Popular Front (15)
     Afek Tounes (8)
     Congress for the Republic (4)
     Democratic Current (3)
     People's Movement (3)
     National Destourian Initiative (3)
     Current of Love (2)
     Republican Party (1)
     Democratic Alliance (1)
     Farmers' Voice Party (1)
     Movement of Socialist Democrats (1)
     National Front for Salvation (1)

     Others (6)
Elections
Party-list proportional representation using multi-member constituency
Last election
26 October 2014
Next election
2019
Meeting place
Constituent Assembly, 2012
Bardo Palace, Le Bardo (near Tunis)
Website
www.arp.tn

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 elected on 26 October 2014.[1] The legislature consists of 217 seats.[2] Before the 2011 revolution, Tunisia's parliament was formerly bicameral and consisted of an upper chamber called the Chamber of Advisors and a lower chamber called the Chamber of Deputies. Notably, 68 of the chamber's members are women--the highest proportion of female representatives in the Arab world.[3]

Its first chair is Mohamed Ennaceur, deputy leader of Nidaa Tounes.[4]

Elections

The first elections to the assembly were held on 26 October 2014, 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. The next election is scheduled to happen in or before October 2019.

2014 Election

e • d Summary of the 26 October 2014 Tunisian Assembly of the Representatives of the People election results
Tunisian Parliament Seat Distribution 2014.svg
Party, coalition and independent lists Votes  % Votes Seats  % Seats Swing
Nidaa Tounes 1,279,941 37.56% 86 39.63% N/A
Ennahda Movement 947,014 27.79% 69 31.79% −20
Free Patriotic Union 140,873 4.13% 16 7.37% +15
Popular Front 124,046 3.64% 15 6.91% +11
Afek Tounes 102,915 3.02% 8 3.68% +5
Congress for the Republic 69,794 2.05% 4 1.84% −25
Democratic Current 66,396 1.95% 3 1.38% N/A
People's Movement 45,839 1.34% 3 1.38% +1
National Destourian Initiative 45,597 1.34% 3 1.38% −2
Current of Love 40,826 1.20% 2 0.92% −24
Republican Party 56,223 1.65% 1 0.46% −15
Democratic Alliance 43,371 1.27% 1 0.46% N/A
National Front for Salvation 5,977 0.18% 1 0.46% N/A
Movement of Socialist Democrats 5,792 0.17% 1 0.46% −1
Farmers' Voice Party 3,515 0.10% 1 0.46% N/A
Independent lists
  • List of the Call of Tunisians Abroad
  • List for the Glory of the Djerid
  • List of the Rehabilitation
 % 3 1.38% N/A
Total 3,408,170 100% 217
Votes cast for lists 3,408,207  %
Blank votes 65,069  %
Total authorized votes 3,473,276  %
Spoilt votes 106,010  %
Votes cast / turnout 3,579,257 69%
Abstentions  %
Registered voters
Source: Independent High Authority for Elections; National Democratic Institute

Current affiliations

Affiliation Members
2014 election
results
As of
August 2016
Ennahda Movement 69 69
Nidaa Tounes 86 67
Movement of Tunisia's Project 25
Popular Front 15 15
Free Patriotic Union 16 11
Afek Tounes 8 8
Congress for the Republic 4 4
Democratic Current 3 3
People's Movement 3 3
Current of Love 2 2
Democratic Alliance Party 1 1
Farmers' Voice Party 1 1
Movement of Socialist Democrats 1 1
National Front for Salvation 1 1
Republican Party 1 1
Others 6 5
Total members 217

See also

References

  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. ^ Freedom in the World: Tunisia 2015
  4. ^ "Tunisia parliament elects speaker from Nidaa Tounes party". Al-Akhbar. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 

Coordinates: 36°48′31″N 10°08′07″E / 36.8087°N 10.1353°E / 36.8087; 10.1353

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