Policy Brief

Toward a New Era in Tunisian Politics: 2014 Parliamentary Elections

This fall Tunisians will go to the polls for parliamentary and presidential elections which will end the three-year transition period. Tunisia will take an important step forward in the democratization process with these elections. This study covers observations and analysis on the new political map in Tunisia which will emerge after parliamentary elections. In this context, firstly the electoral system and procedures adopted for the 2014 parliamentary elections will be explained. Then, parties and coalitions which are expected to achieve considerable success as well as experience a large loss compared to the previous election will be examined. Finally, expectations and assessments will be discussed.