Tunisian general election, 1994

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General elections were held in Tunisia on 20 March 1994 to elect a President and Chamber of Deputies. In the presidential election, incumbent Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was re-elected unopposed for a second five-year term; he was the only candidate to get endorsements from 30 political figures, as required by the Constitution.[1] In the Chamber election, Ben Ali's Constitutional Democratic Rally won 144 seats in an expanded 163-seat Chamber with 97.1 percent of the vote; six other parties received two percent of the vote between them with four winning seats. It was the first time since Tunisia gained independence that the RCD would face any opposition MPs. Voter turnout was 95.47%.[2][3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Summary of the 20 March 1994 Tunisian presidential election results
Candidates Parties Votes  %
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Constitutional Democratic Rally 2,987,375 100.0
Valid votes 2,987,375 99.9
Blank or invalid votes 2,505 0.1
Total 2,989,880 100.0
Voter turnout 94.9
Electorate 3,150,612
Source: Nohlen et al.

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Summary of the 20 March 1994 Tunisian Chamber of Deputies election results
Parties Votes  % Seats +/–
Constitutional Democratic Rally 2,768,667 97.7 144 +3
Movement of Socialist Democrats 30,660 1.1 10 +10
Ettajdid Movement 11,299 0.4 4 new
Unionist Democratic Union 9,152 0.3 3 +3
Party of People's Unity 8,391 0.3 2 +2
Social Liberal Party 1,892 0.1 - new
Progressive Socialist Assembly 1,749 0.1 - new
Independents 1,061 0.0 - -
Valid votes 2,832,871 99.7 163 +22
Blank or invalid votes 8,686 0.3
Total 2,841,557 100.0
Voter turnout 95.5
Electorate 2,976,366
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dickovick, J. Tyler (2008). The World Today Series: Africa 2012. Lanham, Maryland: Stryker-Post Publications. ISBN 978-161048-881-5. 
  2. ^ Tunisia: Elections held in 1994 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook pp919-921 ISBN 0-19-829645-2