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List of political parties in Tunisia

This article lists political parties in Tunisia. Tunisia was a dominant-party state of the Constitutional Democratic Rally ("RCD" from its French language initials) before the Tunisian revolution. In the aftermath of the revolution the RCD was dissolved by the new state authorities and over 70 new political parties formed.[1] The country is now a multiparty state. Although there are two numerically major parties, no single party has a realistic chance of governing alone.[further explanation needed][citation needed]

Parties represented in the Assembly of the Representatives of the PeopleEdit

The partiesEdit

The following opposition parties exist de jure and/or de facto. On January 20, 2011 the cabinet of the interim government recognized all previously banned parties, with the exception of Hizb ut-Tahrir and a few other parties.[2]

Legalized before the Tunisian revolutionEdit

Legalized after the Tunisian revolutionEdit

Defunct partiesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Eleanor Beardsley (9 May 2011). "Tunisia Seen As Laboratory For Arab Democracy". NPR. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Tunisia cabinet to lift party bans". Al Jazeera English. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Tunisia - Opposition Parties". Global Security. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  4. ^ "New Party In Tunisia". Nessma. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  5. ^ Julius Dihstelhoff (25 October 2018). "Tunisian Politics Between Crisis and Normalization". Carnegie Endowment. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  6. ^ Al Mongi Al Saidani (9 August 2019). "98 Candidates Running in Tunisia Presidential Election". Asharq Al-Awsat. Retrieved 18 August 2019.