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December 17 elections: towards a disempowered parliament ?

With four days to go before the Tunisian legislative elections, inkytalk looks back at the problematic aspects of the new electoral law, the dysfunctions of the campaign, and asks what kind of parliament will result from the vote.
13 December 2022
series [{"user_id":"1473","role":"Editing -Mixing - Sound Design "},{"user_id":"1852","role":"Illustration"}] inkytalk | Épisode 8: Élections du 17 décembre : vers un parlement privé de pouvoir? - إنكي توك | الحلقة 8: تشريعيات 17 ديسمبر: نحو برلمان مُفرغ من الصلاحيات ؟ Épisode 8: Élections du 17 décembre : vers un parlement privé de pouvoir? - الحلقة 8: تشريعيات 17 ديسمبر: نحو برلمان مُفرغ من الصلاحيات ؟
À quatre jours des élections législatives tunisiennes, inkytalk revient sur les aspects problématiques de la nouvelle loi électorale, les dysfonctionnements de la campagne, et se pose la question sur le type de parlement qui résultera du scrutin.

أربعة أيام تفصلنا عن الانتخابات التشريعية ليوم 17 ديسمبر. وبهذه المناسبة، يعود برنامج إنكي توك في حلقة جديدة للحديث في الجوانب الإشكالية للقانون الانتخابي الجديد والإخلالات بالجملة التي شهدتها الحملات، وليطرح تساؤلات عن شكل البرلمان الذي سيفرزه هذا الاستحقاق الانتخابي.
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Oussema Gaidi

On the same note, since July 25, 2021, President Kais Saied has decided to hold early parliamentary elections, which will take place on December 17, 2022. This decision follows the adoption of a new constitution for Tunisia and a decree amending the electoral law, introducing major changes in the electoral process.

A shift from a list system to a single-member constituency system, the requirement to obtain 400 sponsors, the end of public funding... All these changes have created difficulties for candidates. Some constituencies find themselves with only one candidate or none at all.

In this 8th episode of inkytalk, our guests deconstruct these procedural absurdities, their impact on the electoral process and timetable, and analyze the role that the next parliament will play following these elections.


Haythem Benzid : Program Coordinator on Governance at All Bawsala.

Rahma Bouhali : Project Manager on Elections at Mourakiboun. 

Moderator : Emna Chebaane, Editorial Director of inkyfada

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