Political migration. How the deputies roam the parties
Organisation size: Big
Publication date: 28 Aug 2020
Credit: Edil Baiyzbekov, Ulukbek uulu Yrysbek
It’s the first scrollytelling visual-story using D3 In Kyrgyzstan. The idea was to visualy show how Kyrgyz deputies changed their parties for 25 years.
The lead in project says: “In Kyrgyzstan, deputies unite not around an idea, but to achieve personal goals. So sometimes they change parties.”
The project was in top-10 by GIJN https://buff.ly/3hT6UDW
I used Python for data – scraping, analyzing, cleaning and preparation. Libraries: BS4, pandas, difflib, requests, re.
I used HTML and CSS for layout design.
You can find my visualization code here.
What was the hardest part of this project?
I was new to d3 and it was hard to make this really advanced chart, that uses updates, redrawings, not straight lines, custom matrix and performant animations.
Also it was very hard to find all the data for this project, I used around 8 sources including web archive and legislative documents of the 90s.
Now my repo is the only place in internet where you can find full data of deputies of Kyrgyzstan.
What can others learn from this project?
Journalists can learn how to make this kind of visual project. My code is open.