Italy

Chamber of DeputiesSenate

Chamber of Deputies

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Il Parlamento (Parliament)
Chamber name
Camera dei Deputati (Chamber of Deputies)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1889
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Speaker
Lorenzo Fontana (Male)
Year of birth
1980
Term
14.10.2022
Additional information
Elected on 14 Oct. 2022
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary General
Fabrizio Castaldi (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 29 Dec. 2021 for a seven-year term effective from 9 Jan. 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
400
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
400
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
400
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
271
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
129
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
32.25% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
606 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
60,367
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
99,616 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
49.92
See historical data for this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Rachele Scarpa (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
81
Oldest member
Umberto Bossi (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 5 60 75 75 118 54 12 1 0
Total <= 45: 140 Total >= 46: 260
Male 0 1 32 47 51 87 43 9 1 0 271
Female 0 4 28 28 24 31 11 3 0 0 129
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.25%0.25%1%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger16.25%8.25%8%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger35%20%15%
Members for whom data is available
400 See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.

Number of reserved seats, by group

Notes
Eight seats reserved for Italians living abroad. (c.f. article 56 of the Constitution).
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Under penalty of ineligibility, the lists of candidates for the Chamber of Deputies in multi-member districts must comprise candidates of both genders in alternating order (known as a zebra list).
The lists of candidates in single-member districts at a national level should not comprise more than 60% of candidates of either gender.
No more that 60% of candidates at the top of lists presented in multi-member districts at a national level should be of either gender. The National Central Office ensures compliance with such provisions.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.