Dear All, I am awaiting these new data with information on whether parties are programmatic or clientelistic with impatience and have a few questions concerning this. Does somebody know already how many parties per country will be included and when the data will be released? Will they be included in the next release of the Database of Political Institutions and when will the newest update of the DPI be publicly available? In my doctoral dissertation on parties in Africa I am currently measuring party strategy (programmatic or clientelistic) with information on party ideology. I follow Phil Keefer's approach to measure a party as clientelistic if it is coded as having no ideology and as programmatic if coded as being left, right or center. But I would like to know a little bit more in detail how this ideology variable was coded, than the information the DPI codebook provides. I would be grateful for any help!