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Type of Link to the Government

Select the type of Link to the government.

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person/minister
political party
state/military institution
sub-national government
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This variable specifies the nature of the link between the PGM and the government authority. A PGM can have multiple links to government. We identify four possible links:

Person/Minister
The PGM is linked directly to a specific person, such as the president or a minister. For example, this might be the case if a PGM was created directly by the president.

Political party
The PGM is linked to a political party.

State/Military institution
The PGM is linked to an institution of the state, including the military.

Sub-national government
The PGM is linked to a sub-national government, such as a state in a federal system.