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Congreso Nacional (National Congress), Cámara de Diputados (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
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
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

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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Virtual Congress: engaging the Chilean public

In this case study, we look at Virtual Congress, a digital participation and engagement platform used by the National Congress of Chile. Members of the public can use the system to consult, review, and comment and vote on legislative proposals before parliament.
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Chile’s Chamber of Deputies – Congress in the pandemic

The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has had a significant impact on citizens’ lives, with both economic and social effects. As a result, parliament has had to take drastic and urgent measures to meet the new demands of citizens in this complicated time of pandemic. In mid-March, Chile’s Chamber of Deputies, through its information technology department, had to completely rethink its yearly objectives and plans, the main aim being to ensure the continuity of the day-to-day functions of the Chamber by remote means. The primary focus was on the tasks associated with debates, voting and document management.
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Related news

News in brief
green washing

How 6 countries are fighting climate change with legislation

Climate change has no simple solutions – that’s why the IPU has partnered with the Grantham Research Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE) to create an easy-to-access legislation database to share good practices among parliamentarians globally. Here’s how it can help parliamentarians tackle climate change.
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Juan Pablo Letelier

VIDEO: Juan Pablo Letelier, Chilean MP, on human rights and climate change

Juan Pablo Letelier, MP from Chile, on the human rights of parliamentarians and on what we need to do on climate change. He was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10 April 2019. Watch
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Press releases

IPU report shows that new technologies can help reconnect people with parliaments

A new IPU report shows that information and communication technology (ICT) is helping parliaments become better connected and more transparent, and that MPs are engaging more with people through social media and instant messaging. The report is being launched at the IPU’s World e-Parliament Conference taking place from 3-5 December in Geneva, Switzerland. At the conference, the IPU will also launch the Centre for Innovation in Parliament, a new resource to support the use of digital tools in parliaments.
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Press releases

IPU report reveals how ICT is changing parliaments

A new study by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has found major steps forward in how the world’s parliaments are using information and communications technologies (ICT) to engage with citizens.
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Related events

108th IPU Assembly and Related Meetings


World e-Parliament Conference 2016


Recent human rights cases

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