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IFES Releases Report on Tunisia’s Legal Framework of Campaign Finance Mechanisms


In April 2015, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) released a report assessing the legal framework of campaign finance mechanisms for the 2014 legislative and presidential elections in Tunisia.

The issue of campaign finance in Tunisia was one of the major themes during the October 2011 National Constituent Assembly (NCA) elections and remains an important point of debate. The 2014 legislative and presidential elections were an important milestone in Tunisia’s democratic transition following the ouster of former President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. The 2014 elections led to the election of a Parliament and a President by direct universal suffrage and were the result of a constitutional and legislative process that involved the participation of political stakeholders as well as representatives of civil society.

This IFES report addresses the legal framework for the organization of the legislative and presidential elections in 2014, its strength and weaknesses, and a set of recommendations regarding improving the legal framework for campaign finance, sources of funding, and monitoring and oversight issues. A French version of the report can be found here.

Learn more about IFES’ work in Tunisia.