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
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
We have added the new cabinet under PM Tudose.Sun 6 August 2017 —
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
We have added the recent election in the Netherlands.Mon 26 June 2017 — recent event · Netherlands
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
Two facts were striking in yesterdays election in the Netherlands.
We have added the new caretaker cabinet under PM Gerdzhikov.Fri 17 February 2017 — recent event · Bulgaria