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Althingi (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
38.1%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
31.75%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs
  • Population 0.33 million people
  • Number of MPs 63 MPs
  • Legislature unicameral
  • Last election Oct 2017
  • IPU Membership
  • Common principles signatory
  • Website www.althingi.is
  • 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.

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Three years after the start of the #MeToo movement, Iceland recently hosted the first major international conference on the impact of gender-based violence, harassment and discrimination with the objective of “relegating sexual harassment to history”. Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General, presented the IPU’s landmark work on sexism and violence against women in parliaments.
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Aslaug Sigurbjornsdottir

VIDEO: Aslaug Sigurbjornsdottir, Icelandic MP, on youth in parliament

Aslaug Sigurbjornsdottir, MP from Iceland, on how young people can be encouraged to run for parliament. She was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10 April 2019. Watch other interviews from the 140th IPU
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