Deputy (legislator)

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A deputy is a legislator in many countries, particularly those with legislatures styled as a 'Chamber of Deputies' or 'National Assembly'.

A legislator is a person who writes and passes laws, especially someone who is a member of a legislature. Legislators are usually politicians and are often elected by the people of the state. Legislatures may be supra-national, national, regional, or local.

A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city. Legislatures form important parts of most governments; in the separation of powers model, they are often contrasted with the executive and judicial branches of government.

The chamber of deputies is the legislative body such as the lower house of a bicameral legislature, or also a unicameral legislature.


List of countries

This is an (incomplete) list of countries using the term 'deputy' or one of its cognates.

Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Diputado Nacional Chamber of Deputies
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Дэпутат ("deputat") House of Representatives
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Provincial executive member: Gedeputeerde (nl) / Député (fr) / Deputierter (de)Deputation / Provincial College (provincial executive body)
In French, député is sometimes also used to denote a member of parliament. Chamber of Representatives or a regional parliament
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Diputado Chamber of Deputies
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Deputado estadual Legislative Assemblies
Deputado federal Chamber of Deputies
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Депутат(Deputat)l National Assembly (Bulgaria)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Député [1] House of Commons of Canada and provincial and territorial legislatures
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Diputado Chamber of Deputies
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Deputy (人大代表) National People's Congress
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Diputado Departamental Assemblies
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Diputado Asamblea Legislativa
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic poslanec Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic Diputado Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Asambleista Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Diputado Asamblea Legislativa
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Kansanedustaja Eduskunta
Flag of France.svg  France Député National Assembly
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Diputado Congreso de la República de Guatemala
Flag of Guernsey.svg  Guernsey People's Deputy States of Guernsey
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti Député [2] Chamber of Deputies (Haiti)
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Diputado National Congress of Honduras
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran مجلس شورای اسلامی Islamic Consultative Assembly (Iran)
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Deputy / Teachta Dála Dáil Éireann
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Deputato Camera dei Deputati
Flag of Jersey.svg  Jersey Deputy States of Jersey
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Deputāts Saeima (Parliament)
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Député/النواب (Nuwwab, or deputy) Parliament
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Deputéierten / DéputéChambre des Députés/d'Chamber (Chamber of Deputies)
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Diputado Camara de Diputados
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Gedeputeerde Gedeputeerde Staten (executive body)
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Diputado Asamblea Nacional
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Diputado National Assembly
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay Diputado Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Poseł Sejm of the Republic of Poland
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Deputado Assembly of the Republic
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Deputat Camera Deputatilor
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Депутат ("deputat") State Duma and regional legislative bodies
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Narodni poslanici (Народни посланици) National Assembly
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia Deputy Federal Parliament
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Diputado Congress of Deputies
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine People's Deputy of Ukraine (Депутат) Verkhovna Rada
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Diputado National Assembly of Venezuela


  1. English: Member of Parliament (MP) (federal), Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) (most provinces and territories), Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) (Ontario), Member of the National Assembly (MNA) (Quebec), Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  2. "Chambre des députés - Le Parlement haitien". Le Parlement haitien.

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