Speaker of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People

The Speaker of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People of Tunisia is the presiding officer of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People, the unicameral legislature of Tunisia.

From 1956 to 1959, the Tunisian legislature was called the National Constituent Assembly, from 1959 to 1981 the National Assembly, from 1981 to 2011 the Chamber of Deputies and from 2011 to 2014 the Constituent Assembly. Since 2014, it is called the Assembly of the Representatives of the People.

The Speaker of the Assembly serves as ex officio Vice-President of Tunisia. In the event of the resignation, permanent incapacity or death of the President of the Republic, the speaker of the Assembly ascends as interim president for a minimum of 45 days and a maximum of 90 days, pending new elections.

From the creation of the Chamber of Advisors in 2002 until the Revolution in 2011, the Chamber of Deputies was the lower house of the Parliament of Tunisia.


Name Portrait Took office Left office Political party
Speakers of the National Constituent Assembly
1   Habib Bourguiba
الحبيب بورقيبة
9 April 1956 15 April 1956 Neo Destour
2   Jallouli Fares
الجلولي فارس
17 April 1956 1 June 1959 Neo Destour
Speakers of the National Assembly
1   Jallouli Fares
الجلولي فارس
1 June 1959 1964 Neo Destour
2   Sadok Mokaddem
الصادق المقدم
1964 1981 Socialist Destourian Party
Speakers of the Chamber of Deputies
3   Mahmoud Messadi
محمود المسعدي
November 1981 13 October 1987 Socialist Destourian Party
4   Rachid Sfar
رشيد صفر
13 October 1987 14 October 1988 Socialist Destourian Party
5   Slaheddine Baly
صلاح الدين بالي
14 October 1988 14 March 1990 Democratic Constitutional Rally
6   Beji Caid Essebsi
الباجي قائد السبسي
14 March 1990 9 October 1991 Democratic Constitutional Rally
7   Habib Boularès
الحبيب بولعراس
9 October 1991 14 October 1997 Democratic Constitutional Rally
8   Fouad Mebazaa
فؤاد المبزع
14 October 1997 15 January 2011 Democratic Constitutional Rally
  Sahbi Karoui
الصحبي القروي
15 January 2011 22 November 2011 Independent
Speaker of the Constituent Assembly
1   Mustapha Ben Jafar
مصطفى بن جعفر
22 November 2011 2 December 2014 Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties
Speaker of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People
1   Mohamed Ennaceur
محمد الناصر
4 December 2014 25 July 2019 Nidaa Tounes
  Abdelfattah Mourou
عبد الفتاح مورو
25 July 2019 13 November 2019 Ennahda Movement
2   Rached Ghannouchi
راشد الغنوشي
13 November 2019 Incumbent Ennahda Movement

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