Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Beji Caid Essebsi
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed

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
Republic of Tunisia Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Tunisia

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

B
Political and economic uncertainties and an occasionally difficult business environment can affect corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is appreciable. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
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

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Ministry of Finance
Tax Name:
VAT

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/