Oct. 24, 1999 Held


Tunisian Republic

Election for Tunisian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:195,906
Valid Votes:194,680
Invalid Votes:1,226

Vote Share by Candidate:

Zine El Abidine BEN ALI190,814


Aberrahmane TLILI1,942


Mohamed Belhai AMOR1,924

Election Results Modified: Jan 27, 2006

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Tunisia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Zine El Abidine BEN ALI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Hamed KAROUI
  • Assembly: Tunisia has a unicameral Chamber of Deputies (Majlis al-Nuwaab) with 163 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Chamber of Deputies (Majlis al-Nuwaab) 163 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Zine El Abidine BEN ALI
    • Party: Constitutional Democratic Rally
  • Aberrahmane TLILI
    • Party: Unionist Democratic Union
  • Mohamed Belhai AMOR
    • Party: Popular Unity Pary

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on March 20, 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,513,603 (July 1999 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 218,400 (1999)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,706,434 (1999)

·         Is Tunisia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (24 July 1980)

·         Has Tunisia ratified CEDAW: Yes (20 September 1985)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 21 (following the 1999 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 96 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Tunisia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Tunisia ratified CRPD: Yes (2 April 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 1,427,040 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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