information about a parliamentary election
Note: see documentation of 'view_election' for information about included parties
Döring, Holger and Philip Manow. 2019. Parliaments and governments database (ParlGov): Information on parties, elections and cabinets in modern democracies. Development version.
|id||ParlGov unique identifier for national and EP elections. Variable name 'id' in 'election' table and 'election_id' in all other tables.||integer|
|type id||'info_id' of election type||integer|
|country id||ParlGov unique identifier for each country. Variable name 'id' in 'country' table and 'country_id' in all other tables.||integer|
|date||Date the election took place. If the election lasted for several days, we code the last date.||date|
|first round election id||election_id of first round election -- technically, two round elections are coded as two observations in table 'election'. this variable links the two rounds||integer|
Early (snap) election before constitutionally mandated term end
Note: If there is no constitutionally mandated next election date (e.g. UK), an election that takes place 1 year earlier than the maximum feasible period is considered an early election.
coding of variable incomplete – do not use it for empirical analysis
|wikipedia||link to wikipedia entry or other url if no wikipedia entry exists||url|
|seats total||total number of seats||integer|
|electorate||number citizens eligible to vote||integer|
|votes cast||number of votes cast in an election -- including invalid and blank votes||integer|
number of valid votes for parties and candidates -- not including blank votes
Note: Based on the number of 'votes_cast' and 'electorate'. For electoral systems with multiple votes cast by each voter a 'data_json' entry 'valid_votes' records the sum of all valid (multiple) votes.
|data source||short list of data sources used to code this variable -- references, except urls, are entries in table 'info_data_source'||text|
Information about this observation.
Note: This field should also include a short textual account of all information that is coded in the 'data_json' field.
|comment||additional information about the coding of this observation||text|
|previous parliament election id||'election_id' of previous national parliament election in the country||integer|
|previous ep election id||'election_id' of previous national EP election for this country||integer|
|previous cabinet id||'cabinet_id' of incumbent government||integer|
|old countryID||Previous country ID used versions prior to ParlGov 10/11 -- three digit iso code||integer|
|old parlID||Previous election ID used versions prior to ParlGov 10/11 -- five digit number composed of the year the election took place and an ascending digit||integer|