Parliament member rate in the EU and UK 2020, by country

As of 2020, Malta was the country with the highest number of parliament members per 100,000 inhabitants. This Southern European country counted 14.3 members in the parliament. By contrast, the Spanish parliament had the lowest number of members in proportion to the population.

In September 2020, a constitutional referendum will be held in Italy on the number of parliament members. The Italian Parliament consists of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate of the Republic. The data depicted in the chart show the number of deputies, which amounted to 630 members. For every 100,000 individuals, Italy had one deputy, one of the lowest number in the European Union in proportion to country's population. After the referendum, Italy could potentially have just 0.7 members in the Chamber of Deputies per 100,000 population, ranking last in the EU.

Number of national parliament members (deputies) in the countries of the European Union and in the United Kingdom as of 2020, by country

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August 2020



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Supplementary notes

*Cyprus' Constitution foresees 80 members, of which 56 elected by the Greek-Cypriot community and 24 by the Turkish-Cypriot community. The seats allocated to the Turkish-Cypriot community have been vacant since 1964. The actual number is 56 members, which equals to 6.5 memebers per 100,000 inhabitants. The figure 9.3 displays the normative data.

Population data as of January 2018.

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