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Post-election questionnaire for Parline database

About this questionnaire

After each election or renewal, the IPU collects factual data about the composition of the new legislature This data is published in the Parline database on national parliaments.

This questionnaire is composed of 21 questions. We expect that the questionnaire should take around 8 hours to complete, depending on how easily available the information is. It is possible to save and continue the questionnaire later, by clicking on "Save and Continue" in the to top right corner. Supply an email address to save your progress and a unique link will be emailed to you that will allow you to return where you left off. You can change the language of the questionnaire to English, French or Spanish, by also clicking the icon in the top right corner of the page.

Parliaments are kindly requested to complete the questionnaire within one month from the date of receipt. The preferred method is to complete the questionnaire here. Alternatively, parliaments may complete the questionnaire in Word and return it to

This questionnaire is sent to the Parline Correspondent in each parliament that held an election, with copy to the parliament’s IPU Group. Parliaments that have not yet designated a Parline Correspondent are requested to do so at the earliest opportunity. More information about Parline Correspondents is available here.

For the purposes of quality control, we may contact you to seek clarifications or additional information.

For all questions, please contact Ms. Addie Erwin at

For bicameral parliaments where elections/renewal took place for both chambers, please complete separate questionnaires for each chamber.
Please provide information that is accurate at the date when the new legislature is convened for the first time. This is called the “inaugural session” in some parliaments.

Any other supporting information can also be provided in this Notes field. If the supporting information refers to a specific question, please indicate the question number.

About Parline
Parline is a unique source of comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date reference information on parliaments around the world. It provides parliaments, academics, students, international organisations, the media and many other database users with a comparative perspective on the composition and working methods of parliaments. It is the official source of data for SDG indicators 5.5.1 and 16.7.1(a).

For more information about Parline, please visit the "About" page in Parline or contact