Tunisia: Government

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Coat of Arms of Republic of Tunisia

Key Figures

Chief of State: President Beji Caid Essebsi

Head of Government: Prime Minister Habib Essid

Overview

Government Name: Republic of Tunisia

Constitution: The Constituent Assembly finished draft in April 2013 but still working on it. Issued constitutive law in the interim provides 3 typical branches of government and gunarteed human rights.

Government Type: Republic

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle Source: ElectionGuide, http://www.electionguide.org/
Executive

President elects prime minister and executes policies.

President is elected by parliament, while the prime minister is elected by parliament.

5 years

Judicial

Influenced by French civil law amd interprets Constitution.

Appointed by president.

Until dismissal by executive branch

Legislative

Votes on policies and treaties, currently in charge of drafting a constitution.

Tunisian Constituent Assembly members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system.

5 years

International Relations

Foreign Policy Trends: Seeking good relations with the west and continues to maintain peace between neighboring countries especially with borders. Typically the mediator in Middle Eastern conflicts such as Israel peace talks.

Regional Trade Blocs: Arab League

Treaties: Peace and Security Council


International Organization Participation  Source: CIA World Factbook

ABEDA AfDB AFESD AMF AMU AU
BSEC CD EBRD FAO G-77 IAEA
IBRD ICAO ICC ICRM IDA IDB
IFAD IFC IFRCS IHO ILO IMF
IMO IMSO Interpol IOC IOM IPU
ISO ITSO ITU ITUC LAS MIGA
MONUSCO NAM OAPEC OAS OIC OIF
OPCW OSCE UN UNCTAD UNESCO UNHCR
UNIDO UNOCI UNWTO UPU WCO WFTU
WHO WIPO WMO WTO

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Environmental Agreements  Source: CIA World Factbook

Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol Desertification Endangered Species Environmental Modification
Hazardous Wastes Law of the Sea Marine Dumping Marine Life Conservation Ozone Layer Protection Ship Pollution
Wetlands

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Sources:

CIA World Factbook and U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets except where stated otherwise.

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