Wikidata:Property proposal/Election called by

election called by Edit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

Descriptionperson who summoned an election
Data typeItem
Domaininstance 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)
See alsohas immediate cause (P1478), has cause (P828)

Motivation Edit

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)Reply[reply]

Dom Tubezlob Oravrattas Sarilho1 Yair rand Siwhitehouse Louisecrow Xaris333 Amadalvarez Popperipopp Dajasj Johanricher c960657 Dipsacus fullonum Zwolfz Antagonist Nikola Tulechki   Notified participants of WikiProject elections --DannyS712 (talk) 23:24, 10 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion Edit

  WikiProject every politician has more than 50 participants and couldn't be pinged. Please post on the WikiProject's talk page instead. ChristianKl❫ 18:50, 11 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  •   Question: Would this apply to 2017 United Kingdom general election (Q25052149) as well DannyS712? –MJLTalk 21:40, 11 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes, it would - it was called by Theresa May --DannyS712 (talk) 21:45, 11 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 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)Reply[reply]
    • 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)Reply[reply]
  •   SupportStudiesWorld (talk) 00:12, 13 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 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)Reply[reply]
  • 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)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --ProtoplasmaKid (talk) 17:17, 26 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Comment I think I looked at this proposal before, but I'm still not really convinced. Maybe the inconsistency between the samples or the absence of any dates in the samples seems odd. Supposedly there would be a vote by the assembly or a decision by the President/PM to call that. It would be good if that was available in the statement. Otherwise it's not really clear what the property adds. Supposedly the items should somehow differentiate if the election was just scheduled around it's usual interval or if it was a special election .. Maybe has immediate cause (P1478) could be a parent property from whatever comes out of this proposal. --- Jura 19:06, 27 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • marking as ready as the discussion has stalled with no major concern: the scope can be broadened in the future if an appropriate generalization is found, dates can be added as qualifiers - I do not see anything blocking here − Pintoch (talk) 09:24, 3 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, ProtoplasmaKid, ChristianKl, MJL, DannyS712, StudiesWorld: @Masti, Jura1, Yair rand:   Done: election called by (P7508). − Pintoch (talk) 09:24, 3 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]