Wikidata:WikiProject Heads of state and government

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Purpose:
This WikiProject aims to have up-to-date, consistently structured data on all national Heads of State and Heads of Government.

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People are currently working on:
Making sure every current head of government has a replaces (P1365) statement to indicate their predecessor. You can use this report to see where help is still needed.

Data Model[edit]

Information about Head of Government and Head of State can be expressed via multiple different routes:

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Although this introduces some redundancy, it makes it significantly easier to query the data (particularly with direct access within Wikipedias), and the replication makes it easier to spot data that is inconsistent (and thus probably inaccurate or out of date).

Country pages: Head of Government[edit]

Property Value Example Notes
Required properties: *
head of government (P6) * the person


office held by head of government (P1313) * the office

Country pages: Head of State[edit]

Property Value Example Notes
Required properties: *
head of state (P35) * the person


office held by head of state (P1906) * the office

Office pages[edit]

Property Value Example Notes
Required properties: *
subclass of (P279) * head of government (Q2285706) or head of state (Q48352) this can be indirect; e.g. setting it to prime minister (Q14212) will automatically also be head of government (Q2285706). (NB: president (Q30461), based on the name of the office, is not automatically a head of state (Q48352) — both will need set in such cases)


instance of (P31) * position (Q4164871) every specific office has this P31 value


applies to jurisdiction (P1001) * the country or region for a national head of government this will be the same as the country


country (P17) * the country


term length of office (P2097) * term of office default term length, use unit year (Q577)
Optional properties:
substitute/deputy/replacement of office/officeholder (P2098) substitute


official residence (P263) official residence use preferred rank for current if several; start/end date qualifiers when known


topic's main category (P910) category item


has list (P2354) list page sometimes the Wikidata item is a mismatch of the Office and the List of Officeholders, in which case these will need separated


official website (P856) url if known

Person pages[edit]

Property Value Example Notes
Required properties: *
instance of (P31) * human (Q5)


position held (P39) * the office with qualifiers:


Country pages[edit]

Property Value Example Notes
office held by head of state (P1906) * office


office held by head of government (P1313) * office

See also[edit]