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Las Cortes Generales (The Cortes), Congreso de los Diputados (Congress 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
42.98%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
40.86%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs
  • Population 0.00 million people
  • Number of MPs 350 MPs
  • Legislature bicameral
  • Last election Nov 2019
  • IPU Membership
  • Common principles signatory
  • Website www.congreso.es
  • More data from Parline

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

Transforming the Spanish Senate

The Senate of Spain has been building a digital parliament, gradually implementing solutions and updating regulations and procedures. This transformational project has required a continuous redesign of procedures, of the organization and of its culture. The five-phase project commenced in 2015 and is ongoing. It aims to modernize the physical technology infrastructure, establish a parliamentary information system, enhance transparency and citizen-oriented services online, transform parliament’s way of working and roll out a core set of applications across the whole estate.
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A conversation with...José Cepeda, Senator, Spain

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover José Cepeda Garcia de León, a parliamentarian
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Press releases
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Global parliamentary solidarity for vaccine equity in the fight against COVID-19

At the 143rd IPU Assembly in Madrid, Spain, parliamentarians from around the world have rallied around an emergency resolution to support equitable access to vaccines, particularly in the developing world. Against the backdrop of the emergence of the omicron variant
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Press releases
Madrid

143rd IPU Assembly to focus on challenges to democracy

The 143rd IPU Assembly will be held in Madrid from 26 to 30 November 2021, hosted by the Parliament of Spain. Hundreds of IPU Members from all over the world will meet in person in the world’s largest gathering of
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News in brief
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“There is no excuse not to act”: Experts and MPs agree on urgency of climate action at COP25

Experts and parliamentarians meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) underscored the urgency of parliamentary action to mitigate the effects of the climate emergency. Over 100 MPs from more than 30 countries attended the IPU’s annual parliamentary meeting during the COP25.
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Case studies

Case studies
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Spain’s specialized parliamentary committee on SDG implementation

In 2020 the Spanish Senate formed a joint permanent parliamentary committee for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, involving members from both the Congress of Deputies and the Senate. One of the first tasks for the SDG Committee was to
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MPs will be able to obtain first-hand information on the main issues of COP25, interact with negotiators directly involved in the UNFCCC decision-making process and discuss ways of implementing the Paris Agreement.

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