Updated: May 25, 2019

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, 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.

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