we had a go at this during the wikidatacon 2017 in Berlin.

my take away from this session is that there is indeed an emerging pattern
for representing data related to political events, organizations,
individual and themes on wikidata but that at the of the day you will have
to make your decision to accommodate localized idiosyncrasies in the data.

you can take look at the documentation here:

Well structured political data for the whole world - impossible Utopia or
Wikidata at its best by Lucy Chambers
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2017/Documentation

and the Politics Track:

Wikidata and Open Government (Meta)Data - A missing link?
Well structured political data for the whole world: impossible utopia, or
Wikidata at its best?
Politics Meetup


Marco

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 9:06 AM, Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Different countries have different processes for elections: registration
> of political parties and candidates, the form of the ballot, the system for
> counting the votes and dividing the seats in the legislature, etc.
>
> I was surprised not to find almost any data about electoral history for
> Israeli political parties. I also couldn't find it for other famous
> political parties around the world, like CDU (Germany), Syriza (Greece), or
> GOP (U.S.).
>
> Representing it in Wikidata is somewhat challenging because of the
> differences between the countries, because parties, candidates lists, and
> fractions are different things, etc. But only somewhat: it definitely
> doesn't sound impossible.
>
> Is there any country whose electoral processes and history are represented
> comprehensively in Wikidata? If not, were there any attempts to even
> discuss it?
>
> Thanks!
>
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