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Voting in Slovenian Parliament

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Members of Slovenian Parliament at work
attendance, interest groups and session overview


This is an overview of performance of Slovenian parliamentary members during several periods. See if they were present at important sessions on the timelines of attendance, and which group apart from their party they really belong to. Included: who voted YEA and NAY most, how the sessions played out, and networks of votings that provide another look on interest groups per document that was voted on.

This report is meant as an aid for citizens to be better able to search for answers that are absent in mainstream media.

Seating orders are approximate, as the parliamentary PR office doesn't retain them for past terms. At least they told me so. The diagrams immediately below do their best to show seating order od parties and heatmaps of attendance and yea and nay votes. Move mouse over the seats to see MP names and their political party, then scroll down for more. There's even more information in the blog post.

Each parliamentary member is represented by a simple timeline, consisting of votings, as the unfolded through time, from the constitution of the parliament until its dissolution. Members are sorted by attendance - from those that were almost always there, to those that were mostly absent. Those on the bottom were absent for different reasons. Some became ministers in the middle of the term, so they were excused. Others jumped in because of them, and were simply not present until then. Such periods are marked with grey.

YEA

Members, who said YEA the most. In terms with one government, these are usually members of the governing coalition with spotless attendance record.

NAY

Members, who said NAY the most, no matter what the vote was about. In terms with one government, these are usually the most ardent members of the opposition.

Groups of members according to similarity in voting record. Horizontal stripes contain vertical units, each representing one voting. Hover mouse pointer over the stripes to see voting dates and subjects. A yea vote is blue, nay is red, absence is beige, gray is excused.

Parliamentary members were algorithmically clustered in ten groups with the aim to establish, whether the MPs always obey the party discipline, and if not, who are they really close to.

Unity index

A timeline of all voting sessions in the term. Each session is colored according to vote distribution or unity index. Unity index is a synthetic measure, calculated like this: if, for example, everyone voted yea or nay, they were in perfect unity, and the session is colored blue. If, however, the vote was split in half, they were evenly divided and the session is colored red. Violet hues are various nuances of unity. Height of vertical unit represents percentage of attending members in relation to full attendance.

The timeline sometimes shows slow disintegration of consensus in the parliament, and diminishing attendance towards the end of the term.

 

Votting results per session

Charts of parliamentary sessions with voting sessions, sorted by time. YEA votes are blue, NAY are red. Bar height corresponds to percentage of attending members in relation to full attendance.

Click a chart to see the voting network of the parliamentary session (interactive version only). It's arranged in this way: if someone voted for an act, he or she is closer to the act than those who didn't. Especially interesting are the networks of polarized parliamentary sessions.