Data in PARLINE is organized by parliamentary chambers and is therefore accessible for each chamber individually. Up to seven information modules cover the different aspects of each chamber's structure and functioning (see explanations in the About section).
Parliaments at a glance offers an alternative way of looking at PARLINE information: data is aggregated globally or by region. For each dataset there is a graph and an aggregate data table. The graphs are generated dynamically, thus providing a real-time snapshot of the great diversity to be found among the world's parliaments.
The datasets currently available are:
Structure Divides parliaments by their structure: bicameral and unicameral.
The detailed data that is used to build the graphs and aggregates can be exported in two file formats:
Export to Excel requires Microsoft® Excel XP or later versions
Choose Export to CSV (Comma Separated Value) format if you intend to use the data in another application such as Microsoft® Access. This option can also be useful for indirect export to Microsoft® Excel 2000 or earlier versions (see "How to ..." section for explanations).