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Majlis Nawwab ash-Sha'ab (Assembly of People's Representatives)

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Parliament name -
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Electoral Law 1 May 2014
Elections and Referendum Act
Mode of designation directly elected 217
Constituencies 33 constituencies in all:
- 27 multi-member constituencies in Tunisia for 199 seats (between four and 10 seats each)
- six constituencies abroad for 18 seats: two in France (five seats each), one each in Italy (three seats) and Germany (one seat); one for the rest of Europe and the Americas (two seats), one for the Arab States and the rest of the world (two seats).
Voting system Proportional: Party-list system
- Constituency seats are initially allocated on the basis of the electoral quota and subsequently using the largest remainder method. Should two or more lists have equal remainders, the youngest candidate takes precedence.
- If only one list is submitted in a constituency, it is declared elected no matter how many votes it obtains.
- In the event of a vacancy, the member of parliament concerned is replaced by a candidate drawn from the main list within 15 days. If there are no more candidates on the main list, a by-election is held within 90 days.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Tunisian citizenship or Tunisian nationality
- full possession of civil and political rights
- be registered on the list of voters
- military personnel
- persons who have been given an additional sentence within the meaning of Article 5 of the Criminal Code
- persons prohibited from voting by law because of obvious insanity
Eligibility - qualified voters
- age: 23 years
- Tunisian citizen for at least ten years

- Judges
- Heads of diplomatic missions and diplomatic and consular posts
- Governors
- governorate first delegates, secretaries general, sector delegates and heads
The above cannot stand in the constituency in which they performed their duties for at least one year before depositing their candidacy.
Incompatibilities - Members of the government
- Officials of the State, statutory bodies, public corporations, local communities or companies in which the public authorities have a direct or indirect stake
- Directors of a statutory body, a public corporation or a company in which the public authorities have a direct or indirect stake
- Council members elected in local communities
- Officials of a foreign State
- Officials of an international governmental or non-governmental organization
Candidacy requirements - Candidacies are presented on the basis of gender equality, with women and men alternating on the list. Except in the case of constituencies with an odd number of seats, any list failing to uphold this principle is rejected.
- In constituencies in which there are four or more seats, the first four candidates on each list must include one who is at most 35 years old. Should that condition not be met, the list will lose half of the total amount of public funding to which it is entitled.

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