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Eduskunta - Riksdagen (Parliament)

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

Women in parliament
46.00%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
44.50%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
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

Finnish Parliament: Citizen Interaction via Facebook Live

The Eduskunta, Finland’s parliament, launched Facebook Live sessions in May 2018 after the parliament’s Speaker at the time, Paula Risikko felt the need to interact more with citizens and allow them to understand their representatives’ choices.
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Women MPs: Some progress but prominent figures quitting

According to the IPU’s latest Women in Parliament 2023 report, the global proportion of MPs who are women has inched up to 26.9%, based on elections and appointments that took place in 2023. This represents an increase of 0.4 percentage
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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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News in brief
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Elections in 2023: The ones to watch

2022 was a turbulent year as the world felt the impacts of climate change and a new war in Europe with global repercussions, including a sharp spike in energy and food costs. Nevertheless, democracy pressed on, with scores of elections
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News in brief
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Climate action: These seven women MPs are leading the way

Research shows that female political leadership directs countries to adopt more robust climate change policies. Even though women globally are just 26.4 per cent of all parliamentarians, they are able to make a disproportionate impact. These seven representative women MPs
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