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Votes level data for all countries

This December, we have completed updating all countries to 'votes level' data. The first versions of ParlGov included parties with seats in parliament and their vote share ('seats level'). Over the years we updated all countries to 'votes level': adding the number of votes and parties with no seats in parliament and more than 1.0% vote share.

Wed 24 December 2014 — votes level
Switzerland with votes level data

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

Wed 15 October 2014 — votes level · Switzerland
Hungary with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Hungary from seats to votes level data. The coding is mainly based on the National Election Committee Hungary and the Essex CEE elections database.

Fri 9 May 2014 — votes level · Hungary
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Iceland with votes level data

We have updated all election results in Iceland from seats to votes level data. We coded all parties with more than 1% of the vote share, that won seats in parliament or the largest party winning no seats in an election. In addition, we unified the election date coded to the last date of an election and indicate all early elections.

Tue 6 November 2012 — votes level · Iceland
Australia with votes level data

We have updated election results for Australia from seats to votes level data and added elections and cabinets from 1901 to 1943. For most of our information we used publications of the Statistics and Mapping Section of the Australian Parliament.

Sat 6 October 2012 — votes level · Australia
New Zealand with votes level data

We have updated and checked all election results from 1943 for New Zealand and coded all parties according to our new coding rule. We include all parties with more than 1.0% vote share, that won seats in parliament or the largest party winning no seats in an election. For most of our informations we used the Official Yearbooks or the results of the Electoral Commission.

Wed 5 September 2012 — votes level · New Zealand
Poland with votes level data

We have finally updated and checked all election results for Poland and coded all parties with more than 0.5% of the vote share in national and EP elections. This has led to a significant extension and partial revision of the party codings due to the volatility of the Polish party system over the last two decades. We have tried to include all relevant information about electoral alliances and links between parties. Nevertheless, the coding of alliances and party changes may need an external validation by another country expert in the future.

Upgrading the Polish election results would not have been possible without the expertise and diligent work of Paweł Szczerbak (University of Heidelberg).

Tue 12 July 2011 — votes level · Poland
Cyprus with votes level data

We have updated all election results for Cyprus and coded all parties with more than 0.5% of the vote share in national and EP elections.

Tue 5 July 2011 — votes level · Cyprus
Austria with votes level data

We have now added the official election results for Austria and coded all parties with more than 0.5% vote share in national or EP elections. The party system has been rather stable over the last decades so that we had to add only a few new parties.

Sat 12 February 2011 — votes level · Austria
Belgium with votes level data

Today (12 October), we finished adding all votes level data for Belgium. For the country, there is a good official source with the results of all national and European Parliament elections and most of our updated information is from this source. Nevertheless, coding the Belgium parties is always a challenge especially for the 1970s. We did our best to link all existing parties. Nevertheless some enhancements may be suggested by country experts later on.

With "votes level data" we cover all parties that gained more than 0.5 percentage of the votes in post-war national and EP elections. It is our long term goal to move from "seats level data" to "votes level data" for all OECD/EU countries in the post-war period. Only the latter level allows to use ParlGov as a device for research and teaching about electoral systems.

Tue 12 October 2010 — votes level · Belgium
Latvia with votes level data

We have updated, revised and extended all election results for Latvia and code now all parties with more than 0.5% of the national vote share. Previously, we found some mistakes in the Latvian election results and decided to add all official results.

Sun 19 September 2010 — votes level · Latvia
Portugal with votes level data

We have finished updating the Portugal data in ParlGov and coded all parties with more than 0.5% vote share and their official election results for national and EP elections.

Sun 23 May 2010 — votes level · Portugal
UK with votes level data

We have coded the United Kingdom election results for all parties with more than 0.5% of the vote now and included the number of votes for these parties. These updates were included in the ParlGov 10/02 release already. Nevertheless, we have now also put up a wiki page with open questions and comments about our codings.

Fri 12 March 2010 — votes level · United Kingdom