Paraguay

Chamber of Deputies

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
Congreso (Congress)
Chamber name
Cámara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1958 to 2002
from 2006
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Speaker
Raúl Luis Latorre Martínez (Male)
Date of birth: 08 Jan 1983
Term
01 Jul 2023 to 30 Jun 2025

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General (Secretario general)
Secretary General
Carlos A. Samudio (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
80
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
80
Current number of members
80
Men
61
Women
19
Percentage of women
23.8%
Statutory number of members per country 
125
Population (in thousands)
6,704
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
53,632

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
46.2
(2023-07)
Youngest member
Leidy Paola Galeano Chávez (Female)
Youngest member (years)
25
Oldest member
Eulalio Gómez (Male)
Oldest member (years)
67
Number of members, by age (2023-07)
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
Male 0 3 14 12 12 14 7 0 0 0 62
Female 0 3 3 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 18
Totals per age interval 0 6 17 14 17 18 8 0 0 0 80
Total <= 45: 37 Total >= 46: 43
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
7.5% 3.8% 3.8%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
28.8% 21% 7.5%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
46.3% 36% 10.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Legislated candidate quotas. Parties are required to ensure the participation of no less than 20 percent women in elective offices, and one of every five candidates must be a woman.

Sources: Cf. Article 32 of Electoral Code (Codigo Electoral).

Youth quota
No information available

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No