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Congresso nacional (National Congress), Cámara dos Deputados (Chamber of Deputies)

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
17.54%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
36.84%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
3
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

Innovation stories

2023 Transforming Parliaments webinar series

The third Transforming Parliaments webinar series will kick off in May. The series is an opportunity for anyone interested in the digital transformation of parliament to exchange experiences with a global community of practice.
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Will hybrid parliaments become the new normal?

On 25 January 2023, the IPU’s Centre for Innovation in Parliament held a webinar as part of the launch of the World e-Parliament Report 2022. The event looked at how the period of “enforced innovation” brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic had affected parliamentary working methods and practices.
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Focusing parliamentary open data on users’ needs

Parliaments demonstrate openness by investing time and resources in producing open data. But to be of value, open data has to work for the user. In this article, we look at how an NGO uses parliamentary open data and how parliaments can make their open data more usable.
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Related news

Press releases
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New IPU report shows that women MPs have never been so diverse

According to the latest IPU report, Women in Parliament 2022, women’s participation in parliament has never been as diverse and representative as it is in many countries today. And for the first time in history, not a single functioning parliament
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Statements
Parliament of Brazil

Condemnation of attack on Brazil Congress

The IPU condemns in the strongest possible terms the attacks on the Brazilian Congress and other state institutions on Sunday 8 January. Nearly two years to the day of the assault on the US Congress, the events in Brasilia serve
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News in brief
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From pitch to parliament: how four leading footballers became parliamentarians

George Weah, Liberia The Liberian footballer-turned-president was named African, European and World player of the year in 1995, becoming the first and only African player to win the latter two awards while representing his country internationally. Weah began his career
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News in brief
gpr trends

To engage citizens more, parliaments should embrace these four trends

The Global Parliamentary Report 2022, published jointly by the IPU and United Nations Development Programme, takes a detailed look at why public engagement matters and how parliaments across the world are engaging with their communities. The findings reveal major trends
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Case studies

Case studies
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Buildings fit for a parliament: The politics of parliamentary architecture

Parliament buildings are often statements revealing a country’s vision, traditions and culture. Here are the five types of plenary halls and their political significance. As former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill commented: “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings
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Case studies
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Brazil: A digitally mature parliament

The Parliament of Brazil consistently ranks at the very top in terms of digital maturity. The Chamber of Deputies is noted for its world-leading HackerLab, its innovative use of artificial intelligence (AI), and its rapid and agile deployment of the
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Related events

Virtual event
In this second seminar on processing mass data, we will consider four tools used by the Brazilian Parliament to aid public participation and manage mass input from citizens.

Recent human rights cases

Find out more about the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians