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Snippet · cabinets party family

A first script creates cabinet data by party family. We calculate the share of party families in each cabinet and also transform it into country-year format. This is a widely used format in studies of partisan effects on public policy.

Sat 9 September 2017 — snippets
ParlGov snippets on Github

For users of ParlGov, it is often not straightforward to understand how to create new datasets based on the core information in ParlGov. Users are interested in creating datasets on electoral gains and losses, government composition by party family or the party composition of EU institutions. Over the years, we have regularly written and revised scripts for our work and for colleagues to create these datasets based on information in ParlGov.

We have started to review and update some of these scripts that we have worked with regularly and will make them available in a new ParlGov Snippets Github repository. We'll post brief news entries here and introduce the respective scripts we add to the repository.

Wed 30 August 2017 — announcement
Romania cabinet added ·

We have added the new cabinet under PM Tudose.

Sun 6 August 2017 —
France election and cabinets added

We have added the recent election in France and the two cabinets under PM Philippe that formed after the election of President Macron.

Tue 18 July 2017 —
Finland cabinet added

We have added the new cabinet under PM Sipilae that continued in office after a change in cabinet composition.

Fri 7 July 2017 — recent event · Finland
UK election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election in the UK and the cabinet under PM May.

Tue 27 June 2017 — recent event · United Kingdom
Netherlands election added

We have added the recent election in the Netherlands.

Mon 26 June 2017 — recent event · Netherlands
Malta election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election in Malta and the cabinet under PM Muscat.

Fri 23 June 2017 — recent event · Malta
Bulgaria election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election in Bulgaria and the new cabinet under PM Borisov.

Fri 23 June 2017 — recent event · Bulgaria
Biyearly stable releases

We decided to move to a biyearly relase of the stable version. ParlGov is a stable project by now. We mainly include updates for recent elections and new cabinets as well as minor bug fixes. Currently, we are not planning any major additions to the projects.

Please make use of the development version if you need recent elections. We aim to include new information within three months. Updates are announced in the news section and bug fixes in the changelog.

Fri 16 June 2017 — announcement
ParlGov and data journalism

ParlGov data is increasingly used by data journalists. We have regularly been contacted and have provided some guidance. Here is a recent article from El País and an earlier article by The Economist.

Thu 30 March 2017 — miscellaneous
Dutch election analysis

Two facts were striking in yesterdays election in the Netherlands.

  • The Social Democracts (PVdA) fell from 24.8% in 2012 to 5.7% vote share.
  • The largest party (Liberals, VVD) won only 21.3% vote share.

A ParlGov analysis in R presents a broader picture. It does also demonstrate how the R tidyverse and knitr make analysing ParlGov data more easy.

Thu 16 March 2017 — miscellaneous
Bulgaria interim cabinet added

We have added the new caretaker cabinet under PM Gerdzhikov.

Fri 17 February 2017 — recent event · Bulgaria
Iceland election and cabinet added

We have added the recent election in Iceland and the new cabinet under PM Benediktsson.

Fri 20 January 2017 — recent event · Iceland
Italy cabinet added

We have added the new cabinet under PM Gentiloni.

Thu 19 January 2017 — recent event · Italy