The Ennahda Party, led by Islamist leader and current Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi, has taken the brunt of the blame for Tunisia's political and economic crisis which led populist President Kais Saied to dismiss Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspend parliament in what many have described as a 'coup'.
Although the Ennahda party was voted into parliament every election since the 2011 Jasmine Revolution, it has never held the presidency.
The party has also not held the Prime Minister's Office since 2014, following the governments of Ennahda politicians Hammadi Al-Jabali and Ali Al-Urayyid. This has raised questions regarding how much executive power Ennahda has actually had and exercised over the ten-year period since the Jasmine Revolution and the overthrow of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Ennahda's representation in parliament since 2011
The 2011–2014 National Constituent Council
- 89 seats out of 217 (40%)
The 2014–2018 Parliament
- 69 seats out of 217 (31.7%)
The 2019 Parliament
- 54 seats out of 217 (24.8%)
The movement's representation in government since 2011
The government of Hammadi Al-Jabali (Ennahda)
Late 2011 to March 2013
15 out of 30 ministers from Ennahda (50%)
The government of Ali Al-Urayyid (Ennahda)
March 2013 to January 2014
10 out of 27 ministers from Ennahda (37%)
The government of Mahdi Jumaah
January 2014 to February 2015
None of 21 ministers (0%)
The government of Al-Habib Al-Sid
February 2015 to August 2016
1 of 26 ministers from Ennahda (3.8%)
The government of Yusuf Al-Shahid
August 2016 to February 2020.
3 out of 26 ministers from Ennahda (11.5%)
The government of Ilyas Al-Fakhfakh
February 2020 to September 2020
6 out of 30 ministers from Ennahda (20%)
The government of Hisham Al-Mashishi
September 2020 to July 2021
None of 25 ministers (0%)