Assembly of the Representatives of the People
|Assembly of the Representatives of the People
مجلس نواب الشعب
Majlis Nuwwāb esh-Sha‘b
|Preceded by||Constituent Assembly of Tunisia|
New session started
|December 2, 2014|
Nidaa Tounes (86)
|Party-list proportional representation using multi-member constituency|
|26 October 2014|
|Bardo Palace, Le Bardo (near Tunis)|
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. The legislature consists of 217 seats. 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.
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.
|Party, coalition and independent lists||Votes||% Votes||Seats||% Seats||Swing|
|Free Patriotic Union||140,873||4.13%||16||7.37%||+15|
|Congress for the Republic||69,794||2.05%||4||1.84%||−25|
|National Destourian Initiative||45,597||1.34%||3||1.38%||−2|
|Current of Love||40,826||1.20%||2||0.92%||−24|
|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|
|Votes cast for lists||3,408,207||%|
|Total authorized votes||3,473,276||%|
|Votes cast / turnout||3,579,257||69%|
|Source: Independent High Authority for Elections; National Democratic Institute|
|Free Patriotic Union||16||11|
|Congress for the Republic||4||4|
|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|
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