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Finland

Finland Democracy Stats

Definitions

  • Civil and political liberties: Civil and political liberties
    Units: Index Ranging from 7 (High Levels of Liberties) to 1 (Low
    Units: This is the average of two indicators - civil liberties and political liberties.

  • Democratic institutions rating: Democratic institutions
    Units: Scale ranging from -10 (autocratic) to +10 (democratic)
  • Female candidacy: Year in which women received the right to stand for election. Data refer to the year in which right to vote or stand for election on a universal and equal basis was recognized. Where two years are shown, the first refers to the first partial recognition of the right to stand for election.
  • Female ministers: Women in government at ministerial level in 2000 (as % of total). Data were provided by states based on their definition of national executive and may therefore include women serving as ministers and vice ministers and those holding other ministerial positions, including parliamentary secretaries.
  • Female parliamentarians: Seats in parliament held by women (as % of total). Data are as of 8 March 2002. Where there are lower and upper houses, data refer to the weighted average of women's shares of seats in both houses.
  • Female suffrage: Year in which women received the right to vote. Data refer to the year in which right to vote or stand for election on a universal and equal basis was recognized. Where two years are shown, the first refers to the first partial recognition of the right to vote.
  • First female parliamentarian: Year first woman elected or appointed to parliament.
  • Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout: The proportion of registered voters who actually voted.
  • Parliamentary elections > Turnout: The number of votes divided by the Voting Age Population figure, expressed as a percentage.
  • Parliamentary elections > Voter registration: The number of registered voters. The figure represents the number of names on the voters' register at the time that the registration process closes, as reported by the electoral management body.
  • Presidential elections > Registered voter turnout: The proportion of registered voters who actually voted.
  • Presidential elections > Turnout: The number of votes divided by the Voting Age Population figure, expressed as a percentage.
  • Presidential elections > Turnout per million: The number of votes divided by the Voting Age Population figure, expressed as a percentage. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Presidential elections > Voting age population: International IDEA has chosen to use not only the reported registration rate to calculate turnout percentages, but also the voting age population (VAP) which includes all citizens above the legal voting age
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Civil and political liberties 6 2001 12th out of 140
Democratic institutions rating 10 1999 27th out of 140
Female candidacy 1,906 2001 159th out of 161
Female ministers 9.7% 2000 80th out of 125
Female parliamentarians 36.5% 2002 3rd out of 157
Female suffrage 1906 2001
First female parliamentarian 1907 (elected) 2001
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 0.993 2005 48th out of 149
Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout 65.3% 2003 95th out of 152
Parliamentary elections > Turnout 65.2 2003 54th out of 117
Parliamentary elections > Voter registration 4.15 million 2003 73th out of 152
Presidential elections > Registered voter turnout 76.8% 2003 29th out of 86
Presidential elections > Turnout 76.8 2003 20th out of 82
Presidential elections > Turnout per million 14.73 2003 27th out of 82
Presidential elections > Voting age population 4.17 million 2003 47th out of 91

SOURCES: Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2000-2001, New York: Freedom House, 2001; Polity IV Project, University of Maryland, at Polity IV Project; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on women in government at the ministerial level. March. Geneva; calculated on the basis of data on parliamentary seats from IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2002. Parline Database. March 2002; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva.; Source: Millennium Development Goals Database | United Nations Statistics Division; Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003; Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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