Wikidata:Property proposal/Election called by

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Election called by[edit]

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DescriptionElection called by
Data typeItem
Domain instance of (P31) snap election (Q1333366)
Example 11983 West German federal election (Q702022) called by Bundestag of Germany (Q154797)
Example 2September 2019 Israeli legislative election (Q64159775) called by 21st Knesset (Q61126621)
Example 3June 2012 Greek legislative election (Q751553) called by President of Greece (Q3409203)
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)


Clarify who called a snap election. Currently, sometimes has cause (P828) is used, but the cause is different from who actually called an election. For example, June 2012 Greek legislative election (Q751553) has cause (P828) President of Greece (Q3409203) isn't correct, because the cause was the inability to form a government (failure of Greek government formation, May 2012 (Q5601958)). Hope this makes sense - feel free to ask if anything is unclear. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:22, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

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Pictogram voting comment.svg Notified participants of WikiProject elections --DannyS712 (talk) 23:24, 10 August 2019 (UTC)


  • Symbol support vote.svg Support David (talk) 05:39, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

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Pictogram voting comment.svg Notified participants of WikiProject every politician ChristianKl❫ 18:50, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question: Would this apply to 2017 United Kingdom general election (Q25052149) as well DannyS712 (talkcontribslogs)? –MJLTalk 21:40, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
    Yes, it would - it was called by Theresa May --DannyS712 (talk) 21:45, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Perhaps this data should be stored in the more general items for the type of election instead. --Yair rand (talk) 23:36, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
    • Except even elections of the same type, like Knesset elections, are called by different people for different elections. --DannyS712 (talk) 00:17, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportStudiesWorld (talk) 00:12, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Is there a good reason this property is specific to elections? Could it be formulated in a more general way? ChristianKl❫ 10:57, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Isn't it like that election are called by an entity defined in Constitiution or similar law? This should be called election reason. For example in Poland the reason could be inability to form government or cabinet stepdown but the election is always called by the President. It is also unclear wether we are talking about the function calling election or person calling election? Masti (talk) 09:24, 14 August 2019 (UTC)