Under Article 27 of the Basic Law No. 2011-6 of 16 December 2011 on the organization provisional government the Constituent Assembly ended with the provisions of the Constitution of 1 June 1959. Download

Article 40 (Amended by constitutional law n° 88-88 dated July 25, 1988 and by constitutional law n° 2002-51 dated June 1, 2002)

May stand as a candidate for the presidency of the Republic any Tunisian who has exclusively the Tunisian nationality and not possessing any other nationality, who is Muslim, and whose father, mother, and paternal and maternal grandfathers and grandmothers are all of Tunisian nationality without discontinuity.
In addition, the candidate shall, on the day he submits his candidacy, be at least 40 years of age and at most 75 years of age, and he shall enjoy all his civil and political rights.
Candidates shall be presented by a number of members of the Chamber of Deputies and municipal presidents, in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the Electoral Code*.
Candidacies are recorded on a specific register held by the Constitutional Council.
The Constitutional Council decides on the validity of candidacies, proclaims ballot results and looks into requests submitted to it on this subject, in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Code.