This is a tracking page for an ongoing project to provide comprehensive coverage of politicians in Wikidata, including synchronising data to and from EveryPolitician. Currently we're trying to work out the best way to arrange all the underlying structure within Wikidata to encourage consistency of modelling, and thus the ability to write queries that work across multiple countries.
All items for people should have the following metadata:
|Where appropriate||Nationally-specific authority properties such as|
In the case of a unicameral legislature (e.g. Parliament of Finland (Q643412)):
For a legislature with multiple houses, an Item should exist for the legislature as a whole (e.g. Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q11010)) which then has part (P527) the individual chambers (e.g. House of Commons (Q11005)), which link back in turn with part of (P361). Each should be an instance of lower house (Q375928) or upper house (Q637846) (or a subclass of either), if appropriate.
The item for the country should link to the legislature using legislative body (P194), for example:
The generalised items should use:
Where there is a "List of Members" page for a term on a Wikipedia, the associated Wikidata page for the list (e.g. list of MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 2010 (Q4158639)) should have:
and the term can link back to it with has list (P2354). For example:
Items for parliamentary "member of" properties (e.g. member of the Parliament of Finland (Q17592486)) should use: