Property talk:P102

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member of political party
the political party of which this politician is or has been a member
Represents political party (Q7278)
Data type Item
Template parameter en:Template:Infobox_politician_(general) (party)
Domain human (Q5) and fictional character (Q95074)
Example Eleanor Roosevelt (Q83396)Democratic Party (Q29552)
Leonid Brezhnev (Q765165)Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Q79854)
Deng Xiaoping (Q16977)Communist Party of China (Q17427)
Guðni Jóhannesson (Q24045706)independent politician (Q327591)
Robot and gadget jobs DeltaBot does the following jobs:
Tracking: same no label (Q42533333)
Tracking: usage Category:Pages using Wikidata property P102 (Q23908982)
See also parliamentary group (P4100)
Proposal discussion Property proposal/Archive/1#P102
Current uses 233,718
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Value type “political party (Q7278): This property should use items as value that contain property “instance of (P31)”. On these, the value for instance of (P31) should be an item that uses subclass of (P279) with value political party (Q7278) (or a subclass thereof).
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist. Known exceptions: independent politician (Q327591)
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P102#Value type Q7278, SPARQL
Type “human (Q5), fictional character (Q95074): element must contain property “instance of (P31)” with classes “human (Q5), fictional character (Q95074)” or their subclasses (defined using subclass of (P279)).
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P102#type Q5, Q95074, SPARQL
Mandatory qualifier “start time (P580): this property should be used with the listed qualifier.
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P102#mandatory qualifier, SPARQL
if [item A] has this property (P102) linked to [item B],
then [item A] and [item B] have to coincide or coexist at some point of history.
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P102#Contemporary, SPARQL
This property is being used by:

Please notify projects that use this property before big changes (renaming, deletion, merge with another property, etc.)

Archived creation discussion[edit]

member of political party[edit]

Would not include 'Republican' if they support Republican ideas, must be affiliated with the actual party. The party they voted for is also insufficient.Macadamia1472 (talk) 08:56, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

    • I've modified the title to "member of political party". I would suggest that this be narrowed to something like "for politicians and people notable for their contributions in the political/governmental sphere only; must be confirmed, not suspected". I'd Symbol support vote.svg Support something like that. Sven Manguard Wha? 03:36, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
    • Support (and agree with Sven). SPQRobin (talk) 23:10, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
      • I went ahead and created Property:P102 with the description "the political party this politician is currently a member of" to start with. "Currently": another issue is namely that politicians can switch party (this happens relatively often in my country). SPQRobin (talk) 23:13, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
        • We don't need to restrict it based on time, once qualifiers come on line, we'll be able to give the date range, I think. Honestly, I think that the development team made a colossal mistake in releasing only part of Phase II. Sven Manguard Wha? 08:16, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
          • Yeah, agree, I changed it to "is or has been a member of" awaiting qualifiers. The label in German already had similar wording. SPQRobin(talk) 23:14, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
    • Why do we need a special property for party affiliation? Wouldn't a generic "is member of" property be sufficient? -- Duesentrieb (talk) 13:37, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
    • I think there should be a property for party activists, not simple members or supporters. --NaBUru38 (talk) 21:27, 8 February 2013 (UTC)


The English description says "currently member of". Isn't it like the deleted property "former member of a sport team", deleted because it's not right to talk about the "time" of the property? --Viscontino (talk) 10:42, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes. I think the property should be applied to former members.--Stevenliuyi (talk) 11:13, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

A Note on Usage[edit]

Persons who are not a member of any political party should use the "no value" as the value of this property. The period of party membership should be noted with qualifiers start time (P580) and end time (P582). --Wylve (talk) 10:55, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Depending on the country, for politicians actually running for office, using an item for independent might work better.
--- Jura 08:46, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Use as member of parliamentary group[edit]

For your information: In the discussion of the proposed property parliamentary group there is talk about changing member of political party (P102) so it can also include parliamentary groups which are not parties when used as a qualifier to position held (P39). You are invited to comment if you have an opinion about this. Best regards, Dipsacus fullonum (talk) 09:57, 30 March 2017 (UTC)