Political party and candidate tweets for the campaing period of the 2016 Spanish general election.
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Political party and candidate tweets for the campaign period of the 2016 Spanish general election

This dataset contains the political party and candidate tweets for the campaign period (10th to 24th of June) of the 2016 Spanish general election (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_general_election,_2016).

The 2016 Spanish general election was held on Sunday, 26 June 2016, to elect the 12th Cortes Generales of Spain. All 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies were up for election, as well as 208 of 266 seats in the Senate.

The dataset contains 35,624 tweets with the following distribution:

Screen_name Number of tweets
compromis 898
sanchezcastejon 690
PPopular 1905
iunida 4253
eajpnv 852
tone_corunha 168
UnidadPopular__ 1270
coalicion 1916
ConvergenciaCAT 1280
CiudadanosCs 1943
vox_es 738
ForoAsturias 31
marianbeitia 255
komaur 112
Nueva_Canarias 834
Albert_Rivera 705
geroabai 652
obloque 948
En_Marea 1300
anioramas 283
Esquerra_ERC 1512
ehbildu 1123
Herzogoff 183
ahoraencomun 22
gabrielrufian 360
UPYD 1119
CatalunyaSi 10
carloscallon 500
Pablo_Iglesias_ 121
agarzon 348
marianorajoy 769
AITOR_ESTEBAN 32
unio_cat 115
ahorapodemos 3822
PSOE 4399
franceschoms 156

Format

The file is formatted with a tweet per line, each line with the following fields separated by commas:

tweet_id, username, md5_hash

The tweet_id and the username can be used to recover the tweet content, and the md5 hex hash to validate the tweet text. To comply with the Twitter TOS we do not provide the content ourselves.

Reference

Please, use the following reference if you use this dataset for your research:

Aitor Almeida, Pablo Orduña, Aritz Bilbao. Party and candidate tweets for the campaign period of the 2016 Spanish general election. URL: https://github.com/aitoralmeida/spanish_general_election_2016/

Other datasets

Take a look at our other datasets: