Table party_change


linking parties that evolved through changes -- observation in this table link predecessor/successor parties or party splits from 'party' table -- this information is still incomplete with updates and extensions in future ParlGov versions


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
party id ParlGov unique party identifier. Variable name 'id' in 'party' table and 'party_id' in all other tables. integer
party id new party id of the successor party integer
date date party change took place
Note: Coded as 1 July (yyyy-07-01) if exact day and month are unknown and as first day of month if only month is known.
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