Cabinet table Germany
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The website www.kabinettwatch.de  provided a daily forecast on all persons discussed in the media for their individual likelihood to achieve a cabinet position between the Bundestag election in September 2017 and the cabinet investiture in March 2018. Our forecast modelling was based on an ex-post analysis of earlier cabinet formation negotiations (see Fleischer/Seyfried 2015 ) . The project included an automated daily media download (via LexisNexis and R), an automated quantitative text analysis (with R), and a calculation of estimates and their visual presentation (also with R).

Cabinet table Germany
Photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kanzleramt_Kabinett_(7047558897).jpg