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Kokkai (National Diet), Shugiin (House of Representatives)

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

Women in parliament
10.34%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
17.2%
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.

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Artificial Intelligence: Innovation in parliaments

The European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD) held its ICT2019 Seminar at the Riigikogu of Estonia in Tallinn on October 3 and 4, 2019. The seminar is the annual gathering of senior ICT officials from parliaments across Europe and further afield, who come together to share knowledge and experiences. The 2019 seminar focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in
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These parliamentarians were also Olympic athletes

On this occasion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the IPU honours MPs who were once Olympic athletes. Judging from the number of Olympians serving in the world’s parliaments, it could be argued that the drive and commitment required to become a world-class athlete are the same qualities necessary for excellence in parliamentary work. There are hundreds of such exceptional MPs scattered across every region of the world, both retired and currently serving. Their character and dedication are exemplified by the following individuals:
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