REIGN Rulers, Elections, and Irregular Governance dataset

REIGN Dataset

May 2021 REIGN Dataset: as of May 4th, 2021

New Leaders in April 2021

Key April 2021 Election Outcomes

Key May 2021 Elections

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Election and Leader lists (April 2021)

Election List

Leader List

Regime List

Codebook and Notes


Technical Notes


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