National Constituent Assembly Election Results Announced in Tunisia

November 21, 2011 - IFES

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Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly is tasked with drafting a new constitution within one year.

On November 14, Tunisia’s election commission, the Instance Supérieure Indépendante pour les Élections (ISIE), announced the results of the October 23 National Constituent Assembly (NCA) election. After an appeals period, the Islamist party, Ennahda, won 89 out of 217 seats and the Congrès pour la République party, in a distant second, won 29 seats.

The Al Aridha (Popular Petition) party received 26 seats after recovering seven in the appeals process that had been previously stripped by the ISIE for alleged electoral law violations. The Ettakatol party received 20 seats. The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) received 16 seats. Other lists received fewer than 10 seats apiece.

The NCA is charged with drafting a new constitution for the country, heralding the birth of the second republic.

Of 8,289,924 eligible voters, 4,308,888 cast votes – a turnout of 52 percent (54.1 percent in-country and 29.8 percent abroad).

Click here for an illustration of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly’s composition.