Tunisian general election, 1999

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coat of arms of Tunisia.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Tunisia
Foreign relations

General elections were held in Tunisia on 24 October 1999 to elect a President and Chamber of Deputies. For the first time ever there was more than one candidate in the presidential election. However, the result was a victory for incumbent Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who reportedly won 99.4% of the vote, being reelected for a third five-year term.[1] His Constitutional Democratic Rally won 148 of the 183 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Voter turnout was 92%.[2]

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 24 October 1999 Tunisian presidential election results
Candidates Parties Votes  %
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Constitutional Democratic Rally 3,269,067 99.45
Mohemed Belhaj Amor Popular Unity Party 10,594 0.31
Abderrahmen Tlili Unionist Democratic Union 7,560 0.23
Blank or invalid votes -
Total 100.00
Source: (French) Samir Gharbi, « Radiographie d'une élection », Jeune Afrique, 2 novembre 1999
e • d Summary of the 24 October 1999 Tunisian Chamber of Deputies election results
Parties Votes  % Seats +/–
Constitutional Democratic Rally 148 +4
Movement of Socialist Democrats 13 +3
Popular Unity Party 7 +5
Unionist Democratic Union 7 +4
Ettajdid Movement 5 +1
Social Liberal Party 2 +2
Valid votes 3,091,062 99.7 182 +19
Blank or invalid votes 9,036 0.3
Total 3,100,098 100.0
Voter turnout 91.5
Electorate 3,387,542
Source: IPU.org

References[edit]

  1. ^ History - Tunisia Nations Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Tunisia: Elections held in 1994 Inter-Parliamentary Union