Cabinet and opposition parties in parliament with their seat strength at each instance of government formation. (main view)
Note: new cabinets are defined for (I) any change in the set of parties holding cabinet membership; (II) any change in the identity of the prime minister; (III) any general election; (IV) any substantively meaningful resignation
Döring, Holger and Philip Manow. 2016. Parliaments and governments database (ParlGov): Information on parties, elections and cabinets in modern democracies. Development version.
|country name short||three letter abbreviation of country -- iso alpha code||text|
|country name||name of country||text|
|election date||Date the election took place. If the election lasted for several days, we code the last date.||date|
start of cabinet defined as the date of the first event that determines a new cabinet
Note: For some (continuation) caretaker cabinet, the date is set to election date.
|cabinet name||label/name of cabinet consisting of the family name of the prime minister and a roman numeral if he/she headed more than one cabinet (ascii characters only)||text|
|caretaker||caretaker cabinet with a limited legislative mandate: non-partisan, provisional, technical or continuation (tree month rule) cabinet||binary|
|cabinet party||cabinet member vs. opposition party||binary|
|prime minister||indicates if the party fills the prime minster position||binary|
number of seats in parliament
Note: In versions prior to ParlGov 11/07, the number of seats was based on seats won at the last election (table 'election_result'). It does now take into account changes in parliament -- see documentation for table 'viewcalc_parliament_composition'.
|election seats total||seats total in parliament||integer|
|party name short||party abbreviation||text|
|party name||original name of party with native characters (this field may require a change of character encodings on your local computer)||text|
|party name english||English name of party||text|
|left right||0--10 scale mean value in left/right dimension with data from Castles/Mair 1983, Huber/Inglehart 1995, Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010||real|
|country id||ParlGov unique identifier for each country. Other tables refer to this variable as 'country_id'.||integer|
|election id||ParlGov unique identifier for national and EP elections. Other tables refer to this variable as 'election_id'.||integer|
|cabinet id||ParlGov unique identifier for each cabinet. Variable name 'id' in 'cabinet' table and 'cabinet_id' in all other tables.||integer|
|previous cabinet id||'cabinet_id' of previous national cabinet in the country||integer|
|party id||ParlGov unique party identifier. Variable name 'id' in 'party' table and 'party_id' in all other tables.||integer|