Pro-Government Militias

Pro-Government Militia Website

Type of Link to the Government

Select the type of Link to the government.

military (institution)
no information
political party
state (institution)
sub-national government

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:

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.