Parliaments of the Middle East

This section will, first, host parliamentary-level data (1800-present), including the composition of the legislature by party ID, ideological orientation, and policy orientation. Second, it will allow researchers to further zoom in & obtain information on each parliament's individual members and parties. And third, it will include records on parliamentary voting, agenda, procedure, and debate/minutes (when available). Where applicable, MEPE will offer links to individual members' and parties' manifestos, memoirs, & private papers.

Parliamentary data

  • Dataset 1.

  • Dataset 2.

To cite data hosted on our "parliaments" page, please use the following rough guidelines, which can be adapted to different citation rules (e.g., APA, Chicago, MLA):


  • Include author's first and last name.

  • Include the title of the dataset.

  • Use Middle East Political Elites: Parliaments. 

  • Include the date on which the data was posted as well as the date of first access.

  • If possible, please include a link to the website ( 

If you wish to submit data to our website, please use the form below. All submissions will be reviewed thoroughly before being posted, and authors will be notified before data is posted. 


Parliamentary data should be submitted in Excel (.xcl) form. Once submitted, we will contact the author to notify them of receipt of the data and to discuss the next step. 

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