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Germany election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election in Germany and the third cabinet under PM Merkel.

Fri 20 December 2013 — recent event · Germany
Austria election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election in Austria and the second cabinet under PM Faymann.

Wed 18 December 2013 — recent event · Austria
France with votes level data

We have updated all election results for France from seats to votes level data. Due to the poorly documented information the coding has taken up some time. For the same reason it is based on three sources: Mackie and Rose (1991), Nohlen and Stöver (2010) and Assemblée nationale.

Thu 12 December 2013 — votes level · France
Italy cabinet added

We have added the second cabinet of PM Letta that formed after a change in party composition.

Wed 11 December 2013 — recent event · Italy
Luxembourg election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election in Luxembourg and the newly formed cabinet under PM Bettel.

Tue 10 December 2013 — recent event · Luxembourg
Australia election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election in Australia and the newly formed cabinet under PM Abbott.

Wed 13 November 2013 — recent event · Australia
Norway election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election in Norway and the newly formed cabinet under PM Solberg.

Tue 22 October 2013 — recent event · Norway
Slovakia with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Slovakia from seats to votes level data. The coding is based mainly on Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic.

Wed 16 October 2013 — votes level · Slovakia
Slovenia with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Slovenia from seats to votes level data. The coding is based mainly on National Electoral Commission Slovenia.

Wed 9 October 2013 — votes level · Slovenia
Lithuania with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Lithuania from seats to votes level data. The coding is based mainly on The Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania.

Mon 30 September 2013 — votes level · Lithuania
Greece with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Greece from seats to votes level data. The coding is based on Nohlen and Stöver (2010) and Helenic Republic - Ministry of Interior.

Thu 26 September 2013 — votes level · Greece
Cyprus cabinet added

We have added the current cabinet under President Anastasiades that slipped our attention earlier this year. Thanks to Doru Frantescu from Vote Watch Europe for pointing at the missing information.

Wed 25 September 2013 — recent event · Cyprus
Spain with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Spain from seats to votes level data. The coding is based on Elecciones y Partidos Políticos.

Wed 28 August 2013 — votes level · Spain
Czech Republic cabinet added

We have added the short-lived cabinet of PM Rusnok that failed to gain support in a confidence vote earlier this month.

Fri 16 August 2013 — recent event · Czech Republic
EP elections for EU-28 updated

We have updated all EP election results for EU member states to votes level data. The coding is based on either national sources or EP election reports.

Wed 7 August 2013 — recent event
Czech Republic with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Czech Republic since 1990 from seats to votes level data. The coding is based mainly on Czech Statistical Office.

Mon 29 July 2013 — votes level · Czech Republic
Ireland with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Ireland since 1948 from seats to votes level data. Most of the coding is based on the work by Gallagher (2009) and the Department of Environment Ireland.

Mon 15 July 2013 — votes level · Ireland
Recoding party families and imputation of missing party positions

We have completed recoding our party families. All parties are now classified into one of the main categories first and additional party families are recorded in the table 'party_family' only. Our main categories are primarily based on a two dimensional perspective (state/market and liberty/authority) of the political space and follow other typologies of party families. These party families are now also used to impute missing party positions by the mean value for the respective party family.

Mon 1 July 2013 — change data
Canada with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Canada since 1945 from seats to votes level data. Our coding relies on data provided by Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Constituency-Level Elections Archive as well as Parliament of Canada.

Tue 18 June 2013 — votes level · Canada
Croatia added to ParlGov

ParlGov covers all EU and most OECD countries. Croatia will become a member of the EU on 1 July and we have included all elections and cabinets since 2000 to ParlGov.

Wed 12 June 2013 — new data · Croatia
Bulgaria election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election and the newly formed cabinet under PM Oresharski.

Tue 11 June 2013 — recent event · Bulgaria
Iceland election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election and the newly formed cabinet under PM Gunnlaugsson.

Mon 10 June 2013 — recent event · Iceland
Romania with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Romania from seats to votes level data. For most of the coding we used the data provided by the Central Election Bureau Romania or the Essex CEE elections database.

Fri 31 May 2013 — votes level · Romania
ParlGov in Lund

Last week, we were invited to Lund by Hanna Bäck, Torbjörn Bergman and Johan Hellström for a workshop on coalition governments in established democracies. We presented a research paper on the effects of electoral systems on cabinet formation and gave a presentation on ParlGov, pointing out successes and failures of the project. In Lund, we had many interesting discussions about the current state of research on democratic governments. Thanks to the organisers for welcoming us to Lund.

Wed 22 May 2013 — presentation
Italy election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election and the newly formed cabinet under PM Letta .

Tue 14 May 2013 — recent event · Italy
ParlGov in Florence

Last week, we gave a presentation on "Programming in the social sciences" at the EUI workshop on Research Skills for the World of Big Data. We presented ParlGov as an application of computing in political science. Thanks to Jonathan Bright and Alexander Trechsel for inviting us.

Wed 8 May 2013 — presentation
Bulgaria with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Bulgaria from seats to votes level data. We used the data provided by the Bulgarian Central Election Commission or the Essex CEE elections database.

Tue 30 April 2013 — votes level · Bulgaria
Malta with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Malta from seats to votes level data. For most of the data we used maltadata.com or the official site of the Department of Information.

Tue 16 April 2013 — votes level · Malta
Luxembourg with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Luxembourg from seats to votes level data. For most of our information we used the official site of the Ministry of internal affairs and the Statistical Yearbooks of Luxembourg. The voting system is based on multiple votes and therefore the number of votes exceeds the number of eligible voters.

Tue 2 April 2013 — votes level · Luxembourg
Slovenia cabinet added

We have added the recently formed cabinet under PM Bratušek .

Mon 1 April 2013 — recent event · Slovenia
Japan election and cabinet added

We have added the result of the December election in Japan and the new cabinet under PM Abe.

Mon 25 February 2013 — recent event · Japan
Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES) parties updated

We have updated the parties from the Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES) to the 2010 wave. The survey now includes Turkey, Norway and Switzerland.

Sat 16 February 2013 — update
Germany CDU/CSU party group

In Germany, CDU and CSU run independently in elections without competing at the state level. Both parties form a joint parliamentary group in the German parliament after the election. This fact has now also been included into ParlGov. CDU and CSU are kept distinct in our election results but the joint party group is recorded in our parliament change data. As a consequence most of the cabinets including the CDU/CSU are no surplus coalitions anymore.

Thu 14 February 2013 — change data · Germany
Romania election and cabinet added

We have added the results of the December election in Romania and the new Ponta II cabinet. We would like to thank Mihail Chiru (Central European University) for providing important details about the party groups in parliament.

Mon 21 January 2013 — recent event · Romania
EUP article forthcoming

An article introducing ParlGov to students of the EU is now available online at European Union Politics [gated]. In the article, ParlGov is used to map the political space of the EU and the application is available in the download section.

Mon 7 January 2013 — publication