REIGN Rulers, Elections, and Irregular Governance dataset

REIGN Dataset

April 2020 REIGN Dataset: as of April 1st, 2020

New Leaders

Key Elections

Version Updates (As of April 1st, 2020)

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Election and Leader lists (April 2020)

Election List

Leader List

Regime List

Codebook and Technical Notes


Technical Notes


If you are unable to download the data, or have questions/inquiries, please contact Clayton Besaw ( Also feel to contact Clayton if you notice any bugs or wrongly coded data. Thanks!