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France cabinets updated

We have updated all cabinets in France from 1944 to 1997.

Thu 20 November 2014 — update · France
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
Party composition of EU institutions

In the download section we have added an application of ParlGov for students of the EU. The file contains scripts to create data about the party composition of the EU with information from the ParlGov project. All scripts are written in the R programing language. In addition, the European political space since 1958 is visualized including all changes in party composition. For the project, we also reintegrated data on the compositon of the College of Commissioners and present it in the data section (eg. Germany).

Sun 7 October 2012 — update
ParlGov 11/07 added to EUDO Data Centre

We have now added the most recent release of ParlGov to the EUDO Data Centre. In the data centre, you can download the main ParlGov tables (parties, elections, cabinets) and a documentation of these tables. The three main data sets are available in various formats (Stata, SPSS, R), are labelled and can be analysed online in the data centre.

A short technical note: The data sets offered in the data centre are derived from information that is available in the stable version. We automatically generate a couple of scripts to label the three main data tables with information from the documentation tables.

Wed 31 August 2011 — update
EP turnout data completed

We completed the coding of turnout data for all elections to the European Parliament. In ParlGov, some countries are coded at the vote level others at the seat level only. For the former, we have recorded the official election results for all parties with more than 0.5% of the vote share and turnout data is included in the coding of these countries. For seat level data, we collect only the number of seats and the percentage of votes but plan to add vote level data at some later stage. The wiki page on country coding gives information about the level of coding. Nevertheless, we have now included information on turnout for all EP elections.

Sat 22 May 2010 — update
Finnish cabinets revision

We coded the list of Finnish cabinets according to the official website following our coding scheme. We keep a more fine grained list of changes in the wiki.

Tue 30 March 2010 — update · Finland
Italy data revised

Election results and government composition data on Italy has been thoroughly revised. ParlGov now includes the official election results. Working on Italy has also brought a new table parl_alliance into ParlGov to code the membership in electoral alliances. See the 1994 and succeeding parliamentary election for a wide use of this coding scheme.

Mon 3 August 2009 — update · Italy
Central- and East European countries double checked

We have finished double checking our data on parties, election outcomes and government compositions for the Central- and East European EU member states. Government composition data was compared to information provided by Müller-Rommel ea. (2008) and EJPR Yearbooks.

Our electoral results on Central- and Eastern Europe still lack a systematic coding of electoral alliances and an inclusion of official election results. Please let us know if you notice any data bugs.

Fri 31 July 2009 — update