Elections in Tunisia: October 26 Parliamentary Election

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20 Oct 2014
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IFES FAQs Elections in Tunisia: October 26 Parliamentary Election

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Nicolas Kaczorowski, IFES Country Director, Tunisia
 

With conflict consuming the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisian citizens will head to the polls on October 26 to vote for their members of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People (ARP). Tunisia’s relatively peaceful transition has been a bright spot in the Arab world and these elections will be closely watched, with important implications for democratic progress in the country.

The ARP will replace the National Constituent Assembly, which was elected on October 23, 2011 and has since acted as both a constitutional drafting body and a transitional legislative body. With over 1,327 candidate lists, these elections will provide Tunisians with many choices ahead of the first round of presidential elections slated for November 23 of this year.

To help you understand this important and complex electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Tunisia: October 26 Parliamentary Election. IFES FAQs include:

  • Who are citizens voting for on Election Day?
  • What are the measures to encourage women's participation? What is the gender balance within the candidate lists?
  • What electoral system will be used to elect the Assembly?
  • What are the rules for campaign finance?

    Download IFES' FAQs on Elections in Tunisia: October 26 Parliamentary Election.

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