Table parliament_change


change of party composition in parliaments
Note: Information for this table is not systematically coded. We only include changes that we become aware of while working on other information.


Döring, Holger and Philip Manow. 2019. Parliaments and governments database (ParlGov): Information on parties, elections and cabinets in modern democracies. Development version.


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Name Description Type
id unique numeric identifier for each observation in data table integer
election id ParlGov unique identifier for national and EP elections. Other tables refer to this variable as 'election_id'. integer
date Date of change for party affiliations in parliament
Note: Coded as 1 (yyyy-mm-01) if exact day is unknown and as 1 July (yyyy-07-01) if only year is known.
party id ParlGov unique party identifier. Variable name 'id' in 'party' table and 'party_id' in all other tables. integer
party id new new party affiliation of MPs that change party group integer
seats number of seats integer
data source short list of data sources used to code this variable -- references, except urls, are entries in table 'info_data_source' text
description 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