For parliaments

Parline is produced with the cooperation of national parliaments, who provide and check the data through a network of Parline Correspondents.

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Parline Correspondents

Parline is a collective effort between the IPU and national parliaments. Each parliament nominates a Parline Correspondent to provide data and updates for the Parline database.

It is essential that the data the IPU publishes on parliaments is complete, accurate and up‑to‑date. Naturally, this is important for the IPU and Parline, but also for parliaments themselves, and for all the people who rely on the information in the database.

Over the years, the IPU has established systems with parliaments to collect and verify data. The latest version of Parline is nevertheless bigger in scope and ambition. Thus the way the IPU works with parliaments on the database has also evolved by creating a network of Parline Correspondents in April 2019.

Parline Correspondents are staff members of national parliaments who act as the IPU focal point for Parline within each chamber or parliament. Their main role is to make sure that all the data in Parline for their parliament is up‑to‑date and correct. The IPU counts on Parline Correspondents to send any updates when changes occur which impact that data (e.g. changes to the Speaker, the clerk/secretary general, the number of women, contact details, etc.) and to coordinate responses to Parline questionnaires.

A Parline Correspondent must be formally nominated by their parliament or chamber and proactively inform the IPU of any changes relevant for Parline.

Every parliament should have at least one Parline Correspondent.

If your parliament does not have a Parline Correspondent, contact parline@ipu.org.

For more details about the role of Parline Correspondents, please consult:

Guidance: Parline Correspondents(also available in French and Spanish)

To check which data Parline Correspondents should provide, and when, please consult:

Checklist for Parline Correspondents(also available in French and Spanish)

For FAQs on reporting data and completing questionnaires, please consult: 

"Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Parline Correspondents" (also available in French and Spanish)

 

The following parliaments and chambers have one or more Parline Correspondents. If your parliament or chamber is not on this list, a Parline Correspondent has not been officially appointed. Please contact parline@ipu.org to do so.

Last updated: 1 February 2024

Country

Lower chambers and unicameral parliaments

Upper chambers

Afghanistan

--

--

Albania

No

--

Algeria

No

Yes

Andorra

Yes

--

Angola

No

--

Antigua and Barbuda

Yes

Yes

Argentina

Yes

Yes

Armenia

Yes

--

Australia

Yes

Yes

Austria

Yes

Yes

Azerbaijan

Yes

--

Bahamas

Yes

Yes

Bahrain

Yes

Yes

Bangladesh

Yes

--

Barbados

No

No

Belarus

Yes

Yes

Belgium

Yes

Yes

Belize

No

No

Benin

Yes

--

Bhutan

Yes

Yes

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Yes

Yes

Bosnia and Herzegovina

No

No

Botswana

No

--

Brazil

Yes

Yes

Brunei Darussalam

Yes

--

Bulgaria

No

--

Burkina Faso

Yes

--

Burundi

Yes

Yes

Cabo Verde

Yes

--

Cambodia

Yes

Yes

Cameroon

Yes

Yes

Canada

Yes

Yes

Central African Republic

Yes

--

Chad

Yes

--

Chile

Yes

No

China

Yes

--

Colombia

No

No

Comoros

No

--

Congo

No

No

Costa Rica

Yes

--

Côte d'Ivoire

Yes

No

Croatia

Yes

--

Cuba

Yes

--

Cyprus

Yes

--

Czech Republic

Yes

Yes

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

No

--

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Yes

Yes

Denmark

Yes

--

Djibouti

Yes

--

Dominica

Yes

--

Dominican Republic

Yes

Yes

Ecuador

No

--

Egypt

Yes

No

El Salvador

No

--

Equatorial Guinea

No

Yes

Eritrea

No

--

Estonia

Yes

--

Eswatini

Yes

Yes

Ethiopia

Yes

No

Fiji

Yes

--

Finland

Yes

--

France

Yes

Yes

Gabon

Yes

Yes

Gambia (The)

Yes

--

Georgia

Yes

--

Germany

Yes

Yes

Ghana

Yes

--

Greece

Yes

--

Grenada

No

No

Guatemala

Yes

--

Guinea

No

--

Guinea-Bissau

No

--

Guyana

Yes

--

Haiti

No

No

Honduras

No

--

Hungary

Yes

--

Iceland

Yes

--

India

No

No

Indonesia

Yes

--

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Yes

--

Iraq

No

--

Ireland

Yes

Yes

Israel

Yes

--

Italy

Yes

Yes

Jamaica

No

No

Japan

Yes

Yes

Jordan

Yes

No

Kazakhstan

Yes

Yes

Kenya

Yes

Yes

Kiribati

No

--

Kuwait

Yes

--

Kyrgyzstan

No

--

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Yes

--

Latvia

Yes

--

Lebanon

Yes

--

Lesotho

No

No

Liberia

No

No

Libya

Yes

--

Liechtenstein

Yes

--

Lithuania

Yes

--

Luxembourg

Yes

--

Madagascar

Yes

Yes

Malawi

Yes

--

Malaysia

Yes

Yes

Maldives

Yes

--

Mali

Yes

--

Malta

Yes

--

Marshall Islands

No

--

Mauritania

No

--

Mauritius

Yes

--

Mexico

Yes

Yes

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Yes

--

Monaco

Yes

--

Mongolia

Yes

--

Montenegro

Yes

--

Morocco

Yes

No

Mozambique

Yes

--

Myanmar

--

--

Namibia

No

No

Nauru

Yes

--

Nepal

Yes

Yes

Netherlands

Yes

Yes

New Zealand

Yes

--

Nicaragua

Yes

--

Niger

No

--

Nigeria

Yes

Yes

North Macedonia

Yes

--

Norway

Yes

--

Oman

Yes

Yes

Pakistan

Yes

No

Palau

Yes

Yes

Panama

No

--

Papua New Guinea

No

--

Paraguay

Yes

Yes

Peru

No

--

Philippines

Yes

Yes

Poland

Yes

No

Portugal

Yes

--

Qatar

Yes

--

Republic of Korea

Yes

--

Republic of Moldova

Yes

--

Romania

Yes

Yes

Russian Federation

No

Yes

Rwanda

Yes

Yes

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Yes

--

Saint Lucia

No

No

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

No

--

Samoa

No

--

San Marino

Yes

--

Sao Tome and Principe

Yes

--

Saudi Arabia

Yes

--

Senegal

Yes

--

Serbia

Yes

--

Seychelles

Yes

--

Sierra Leone

Yes

--

Singapore

Yes

--

Slovakia

Yes

--

Slovenia

Yes

No

Solomon Islands

Yes

--

Somalia

Yes

No

South Africa

No

No

South Sudan

No

No

Spain

Yes

Yes

Sri Lanka

Yes

--

Suriname

Yes

--

Sweden

Yes

--

Switzerland

Yes

Yes

Syrian Arab Republic

Yes

--

Tajikistan

No

No

Thailand

Yes

Yes

Timor-Leste

Yes

--

Togo

Yes

--

Tonga

Yes

--

Trinidad and Tobago

Yes

Yes

Tunisia

Yes

--

Turkey

No

--

Turkmenistan

No

--

Tuvalu

No

--

Uganda

Yes

--

Ukraine

Yes

--

United Arab Emirates

Yes

--

United Kingdom

Yes

Yes

United Republic of Tanzania

Yes

--

United States of America

No

No

Uruguay

Yes

Yes

Uzbekistan

Yes

Yes

Vanuatu

Yes

--

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

No

 

Viet Nam

Yes

--

Yemen

Yes

Yes

Zambia

Yes

--

Zimbabwe

No

No

Corrections or updates to the data already in Parline

The data in Parline has been provided to the IPU by parliaments, or has been collected by the IPU and checked with parliaments. If you see anything that should be modified, updated or corrected, please contact us at parline@ipu.org or via the Contact form on Parline.

Please be as specific as possible about the issue that you want to raise, by identifying the URL of the page, the text that should be changed, and the new text. If you are able to provide a screenshot, that will also help us to identify and correct the issue.