A deputy is a legislator in many countries, particularly those with legislatures styled as a Chamber of Deputies or National Assembly.
This is an (incomplete) list of countries using the term 'deputy' or one of its cognates.
|نواب ("Député")||People's National Assembly|
|Diputado Nacional||Chamber of Deputies|
|Diputado provincial||Several provincial Chambers of Deputies|
|Дэпутат ("deputat")||House of Representatives|
|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|
|Diputado||Chamber of Deputies|
|Deputado estadual||Legislative Assemblies|
|Deputado federal||Chamber of Deputies|
|Депутат(Deputat)l||National Assembly (Bulgaria)|
|Député||House of Commons of Canada and provincial and territorial legislatures|
|Diputado||Chamber of Deputies|
|Deputy (人大代表)||National People's Congress|
|poslanec||Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic|
|Diputado||Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic|
|Asambleísta (before 2007, diputado)||Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador|
|Diputado||Congreso de la República de Guatemala|
|People's Deputy||States of Guernsey|
|Député||Chamber of Deputies (Haiti)|
|Diputado||National Congress of Honduras|
|مجلس شورای اسلامی||Islamic Consultative Assembly (Iran)|
|Deputy / Teachta Dála||Dáil Éireann|
|Deputato||Camera dei Deputati|
|Deputy||States of Jersey|
|Député/النواب (Nuwwab, or deputy)||Parliament|
|Deputéierten / Député||Chambre des Députés/d'Chamber (Chamber of Deputies)|
|Diputado||Camara de Diputados|
|Gedeputeerde||Gedeputeerde Staten (executive body)|
|Diputado||Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay|
|Poseł||Sejm of the Republic of Poland|
|Deputado||Assembly of the Republic|
|Депутат ("deputat")||State Duma and regional legislative bodies|
|Narodni poslanici (Народни посланици)||National Assembly|
|Diputado||Congress of Deputies|
|People's Deputy of Ukraine (Депутат)||Verkhovna Rada|
|Diputado||National Assembly of Venezuela|
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