Table view_election


Election results for national and European Parliament elections. (main view)
Note: Includes vote share and number of seats of all parties that won seats in a democratic post-war election. For some countries, all parties that won more than one percent of the votes and the respective number of votes are included.

See also calculated election parameters


Döring, Holger and Philip Manow. 2020. Parliaments and governments database (ParlGov): Information on parties, elections and cabinets in modern democracies. Development version.


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Name Description Type
country name short three letter abbreviation of country -- iso alpha code text
country name name of country text
election type type of election -- 'parliament' or 'ep' election text
election date Date the election took place. If the election lasted for several days, we code the last date. date
vote share percentage of votes for a party real
seats number of seats won by party
Note: Seats coded for alliance members if information available. Coded as 0 for parties that won no seats and as missing value for electoral alliances if seats are coded at the level of alliance members.
seats total total number of seats 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
previous parliament election id 'election_id' of previous national parliament election in the country integer
previous cabinet id 'cabinet_id' of incumbent government integer
party id ParlGov unique party identifier. Variable name 'id' in 'party' table and 'party_id' in all other tables. integer