Using expert surveys, exit polling, and original data submissions from researchers, MEPE's "Elections" section will build a region-wide election map that spans both democracies and electoral autocracies. Researchers will be able to interact with these data on electoral outcomes all the way down to the district level. Visitors will also have various options to toggle their view of electoral outcomes by party positioning, ideology, and policy issues for parties in over 25 states across the region. Positioning will distribute & identify parties by: important questions facing the region in a given era, from federal union in the immediate postwar era to post-9/11 cooperation with Washington in the war on terror; general left/right, economic left/right, and social left/right; concerns of particular questions, such as Turkey's accession to the European Union or Iran's nuclear program; as well as questions not specific to the region or any particular country, such as immigration, wealth & land redistribution, decentralization, and the environment.

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Welcome to MEPE

The project on Middle East Political Elites (MEPE) will build interactive databases and repositories on four sections, which are linked thematically to the subject areas of (1) parties, (2) votes, (3)


MEPE's "Parliaments" page will, first, host parliamentary-level data (1800-present), including the composition of the legislature by party ID, ideological orientation, and policy orientation. Second,


MEPE's "Cabinets" section will, first, host data from 25+ states (1800-present) on prime-ministerial and presidential cabinet composition, including individual party/ideological breakdown as well as i

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