PPEG
Database


The PPEG Database contains information on political parties, presidents, elections, and governments around the world. It brings together a range of datasets produced by the department "Democracy & Democratization" of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource of election and government information for research, education, and policy-making.

The current version of the database covers information from 72 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe between 1945 and 2021 including data on 3 030 political parties, 1 011 parliamentary elections, 338 presidential elections, and 1 881 cabinets.

Data Downloads

The material can be downloaded free of charge.

Before using the data, we encourage you to read the corresponding codebooks.

Parliamentary
Elections

Election results from national lower house elections for majoritarian and proportional tiers.

Presidential
Elections

Election results from presidential elections including candidates, party affiliations, and vote counts.

Governments

Cabinet data including prime ministers, cabinet parties, and the distribution of ministerial posts.

Combined
Data

Data with joined information from the parliamentary elections and the corresponding cabinets.

The data will be downloaded in a .zip file containing three different files (.csv, .rds, and .dta) and the corresponding codebook.

Citation

If you use the data, please cite it as follows:

PPEG (2022). Database "Political Parties, Presidents, Elections, and Governments". Version: 2022v1. WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Contact

For questions and comments, please write an email to ppeg@wzb.eu.


Imprint & Data Protection

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Management

Prof. Dr. h.c. Jutta Allmendinger, Ph.D. (President)
Ursula Noack (Managing Director)

Shareholders

Federal Republic of Germany and Federal State of Berlin

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Register court: Local Court of Charlottenburg, Berlin
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