House of Representatives

Historical Brief


 

Draft of a First Constitution that failed with the advent of the protectorate

1908

 Designation of the advisory board

1959-1956

First Constitution

1962

First Legislature : Bicameral Parliament

1963 -1965

  • House of Representatives : members elected by direct suffrage (144 members)
  • House of Counselors : members elected by indirect suffrage (120 members)

 

Second Constitution 

1970

Second Legislature: Unicameral Parliament 

1970- 1971 

(240 members, 2/3 of members elected by indirect universal suffrage (150 members) and 1/3 elected by direct universal suffrage (90 members).

 

Third Constitution

1972

Third Legislature: Unicameral Parliament 

1977- 1983 

(267 members), 2/3 of members elected by direct universal suffrage (178 members) and 1/3 elected by indirect universal suffrage (89 members).

 

Fourth Legislature: Unicameral Parliament 

1984- 1992 

(306 Members), 2/3 of Members elected by direct universal suffrage (204 Members) and 1/3 elected by indirect universal suffrage (102 Members).

 

Fourth Constitution

1992

Fifth Legislature: Unicameral Parliament 

1993- 1997 

(333 Members), 2/3 of Members elected by direct universal suffrage (222 Members) and 1/3 elected by indirect universal suffrage (111 Members).

 

Fifth Constitution

1996

Sixth Legislature: Bicameral Parliament

1997- 2002 

  • House of Representatives : members elected by direct universal suffrage (325 members)
  • ouse of Counselors : Members elected by indirect universal suffrage (270 members)

 

Seventh Legislature  

2002- 2007 

Eighth Legislature 

2007- 2011 

Sixth Constitution

2011

ninth legislatureBicameral Parliament

2011- 2016 

  • House of Representatives : il consists of 395 members elected by direct universal suffrage through list ballot; they are distributed as follows: (305 Membres as elected at the level of local constituencies), (90 Membres as elected at the level of national constituency : 60 of them women and 30 youth)
  •   House of Counselors : it is composed of 120 members elected in  accordance whith the lollowing rules and modes:

- 72 Membres representing local constituencies ;
- 20 Membres representing professional chambers ;
- 08 Membres representing employers’ professional organisations ;
- 20 Membres representing employees.