Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Hong Kong Chief executive elections 2017 - find out more!

The 2017 Hong Kong Chief Executive election was held on 26 March 2017 for the 5th term of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong (CE), the highest office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).It is  is currently elected by a 1,200-member Election Committee. 

The Official Election Commission website . has details on English

This includes the results  and 

 The 2017 official website also has an English version  

Official campaign website

 Background information.
newspaper coverage from the South China Morning Post

Economist guide

Analysis of the election conduct and results.
Good starting points are

The Public Sentiment Index (PSI) compiled by POP aims at quantifying Hong Kong people’s sentiments, in order to explain and predict the likelihood of collective behaviour. PSI comprises 2 components: one being Government Appraisal (GA) Score and the other being Society Appraisal (SA) Score. Chief Executives popularity rating

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Netherlands elections try our free resources

The Netherlands is going to the polls today
Get a simple guide to the importance and organisation from Bloomberg Politics
LSE Europp has some discussion on its blog.

OSCE is conducting a mission to review the performance and condition. Their website will post reports.
EPDE will also be monitoring
GOM Gender Concerns international

Kiesraad Dutch electoral council has news and reports in Dutch

Dutch newspaper coverage
Key online sites are

Get facts on the polls from
The Dutch Polling Indicator ('Peilingwijzer') combines all Dutch national opinion polls into one estimate of support for political parties. It is based on the opinion polls of EenVandaag/Intomart Gfk, Ipsos, I&O research, Kantar Public, LISS Panel and The Polling Indicator is created by Tom Louwerse, assistant professor in political science at Leiden University.

Previous elections

European Election database has results from 1990 onwards at national, european level

has a website where a limited number of surveys of voting attitudes and the electorate are free
Subscribers to ICPSR (including LSE) have aces to datasets from the series.