Number of New Parties

Building on Sikk (2005), new parties are considered to be those that are “not successors to any previous parties, have a novel name and structure”, and are not mergers (or electoral coalitions) of pre-existing political parties. It is important to note here that only new parties with more than 0.5 per cent of the vote are included. Independents are also excluded.

Number of new parties

Please cite the following database as: Casal Bértoa, F. (2016): Database on WHO GOVERNS in Europe and beyond, PSGo. Available at: