Tunisia

Population Statistics

11,037,225

Total Population

1,655,584

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

02 April 2008

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Decree No. 35 10 May on the Election of the National Constituent Assembly (2011)

Updated: June 2015

Article 2 states:
Shall be entitled to vote: all Tunisians, both men and women, who turned 18 before Election Day, enjoy their full civil and political rights and are not deprived from any electoral right indicated therein.

Excerpt from Decree No. 35 10 May on the Election of the National Constituent Assembly (2011)

Constitution of the Tunisian Republic (2014)

Updated: June 2015

Article 3 states:

The people are sovereign and the source of authority, which is exercised through the peoples’ representatives and by referendum.

 

Article 21 states:

All citizens, male and female, have equal rights and duties, and are equal before the law without any discrimination. The state guarantees freedoms and individual and collective rights to all citizens, and provides all citizens the conditions for a dignified life.

 

Article 34 states:

The rights to election, voting, and candidacy are guaranteed, in accordance with the law. The state seeks to guarantee women’s representation in elected bodies.

 

Article 48 states:

The state shall protect persons with disabilities from all forms of discrimination. Every disabled citizen shall have the right to benefit, according to the nature of the disability, from all measures that will ensure their full integration into society, and the state shall take all necessary measures to achieve this.

 

Excerpts from the Constitution of the Tunisian Republic (2014)