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[Wikimedia-l] Wikidata post-election updating toolkit

Edward Saperia
Interesting project:

"Wikidata now has up-to-date and consistent data on political position
holders in current national legislatures for at least 39 countries
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/mySociety/EveryPolitician/Final#Targets>,
thanks to work by volunteer community members on the Wikiproject every
politician
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_every_politician>.
There are many groups and individuals around the world who need this data
for democratic and accountability initiatives.

Political research is often hampered by difficulties in getting access to
accurate, complete, consistently formatted data in a timely manner. Now
that this data is increasingly to be found in Wikidata, there is a real
possibility for Wikidata to become the definitive source of data about
democracies worldwide — but only if that data can be maintained
sustainably."

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Wikidata_post-election_updating_toolkit

*Edward Saperia*
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