A platform for profiling public figures in Brazilian politics
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Perfil Político

A platform for profiling candidates in Brazilian 2018 General Election, based entirely on open data.

Install

This project requires Docker and Docker Compose.

Settings

To run the API, you must copy the .env.sample to a .env file and edit it accordingly.

Running

Starting the application:

$ docker-compose up

The website and API will be available at localhost:8000 and the Jupyter at localhost:8888.

Database

Initial setup

You should create your database by applying migrations:

$ docker-compose run django ./manage.py migrate

Bringing data in

Your local data/ directory is mapped, inside the container, to /mnt/data. Each command uses a CSV (compressed as .xz or not) from a public and available source. Use --help for more info. Yet some extra data can be generated with some Django custom commands.

Once you have download the datasets to data/, the roadmap is:

$ docker-compose run django python manage.py load_affiliations /mnt/data/filiacao.csv
$ docker-compose run django python manage.py load_candidates /mnt/data/candidatura.csv
$ docker-compose run django python manage.py link_affiliations_and_candidates
$ docker-compose run django python manage.py link_politicians_and_election_results
$ docker-compose run django python manage.py load_assets /mnt/data/bemdeclarado.csv
$ docker-compose run django python manage.py load_bills /mnt/data/senado.csv
$ docker-compose run django python manage.py load_bills /mnt/data/camara.csv

API

GET /api/candidate/<year>/<state>/<post>/

List all candidates from a certain state to a given post. For example:

/api/candidate/2018/df/deputado-distrital/

Post options for 2018 are:

  • 1o-suplente
  • 2o-suplente
  • deputado-distrital
  • deputado-estadual
  • deputado-federal
  • governador
  • presidente
  • senador
  • vice-governador
  • vice-presidente

State options are the abbreviation of the 27 Brazilian states, plus br for national election posts.

GET /api/candidate/<pk>/

Returns the details of a given candidate.

GET /api/stats/<year>/<post>/<characteristic>/

Get national statistics for a given characteristic in a elected post.

Post options are:

  • deputado-distrital
  • deputado-estadual
  • deputado-federal
  • governador
  • prefeito
  • senador
  • vereador

Characteristic options are:

  • age
  • education
  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • marital_status
  • occupation
  • party

GET /api/stats/<state>/<year>/<post>/<characteristic>/

Same as above but aggregated by state.

Tests

$ docker-compose run django py.test
$ docker-compose run django black . --check