The original version of this project arose out work by Andrew Gray (talk • contribs • logs) and Oravrattas (talk • contribs • logs) to integrate the mySociety (Q10851773) EveryPolitician project with Wikidata, and to come up a suitable structure within Wikidata to encourage consistency of modelling of political data, thus improving the ability to write queries that work across multiple countries. That early work is is documented below, and we will be working on expanding this significantly over the next few months.
Head of Government
A parent class for the Cabinet itself (e.g. Cabinet of Wales (Q32859630)), with:
Then, for each individual cabinet (e.g. Fourth Morgan ministry (Q27957662)):
On the individual cabinet, a has part (P527) list of each member in the form:
NB: dates can be omitted if they are the same as the inception/abolition of the cabinet etc., e.g. if they served in the position during the entire period.
And on the member themselves, a position held (P39) for the position:
All items for members of national legislatures 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)), with instance of (P31): bicameral legislature (Q189445), and 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:
- Wikidata:WikiProject Parliaments
- Wikidata:WikiProject Heads of state and government
- Wikidata:WikiProject Politics infoboxes
- Wikidata:WikiProject British Politicians
- Wikidata:WikiProject France/Politicians
- Wikidata:WikiProject Heads of state and government/Germany (though about much more than Heads of State+Government)
- Wikidata:WikiProject Finnish Elections
- Wikidata:WikiProject U.S. Congress