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Government > Democracy Stats: compare key data on Egypt & Tunisia

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  • 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests > Deaths: Death toll in protests that erupted in many African and Middle east countries inspired by the initial protests in Tunisia in December 2010.
  • Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Management Index 2006: This Index evaluates management by political decision-makers while taking into consideration the level of difficulty. The Management Index’s overall result is calculated by multiplying the intermediate result with a factor derived from the level of difficulty evaluation.
  • Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006: The Status Index’s overall result represents the mean value of the scores for the dimensions “Political Transformationâ€? and “Economic Transformationâ€?. The mean value was calculated using the exact, unrounded values for both these dimensions, which, in turn, were derived from the ratings for the five political criteria (based on 18 indicators) and the seven economic criteria (based on 14 indicators). The table shows rounded scores for political and economic transformation as well as for the Status Index’s overall result. In some cases, therefore, the overall result differs slightly from the mean value.
  • Bertelsmann Transformation Index>Political Transformation: Political Transformation The score for â€?Political Transformation“ is obtained by calculating the mean value of the ratings for the following criteria: · Stateness · Political Participation · Rule of Law · Stability of Democratic Institutions · Political and Social Integration
  • 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 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 > 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.
  • Parliamentary 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
  • Parliamentary elections > Voting age population per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Egypt Tunisia HISTORY
2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests > Deaths 684-840 223+
Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Management Index 2006 3.88
Ranked 84th.
4.42
Ranked 72nd. 14% more than Egypt
Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006 4.29
Ranked 89th.
5.17
Ranked 71st. 21% more than Egypt
Bertelsmann Transformation Index>Political Transformation 4.12
Ranked 79th. 8% more than Tunisia
3.83
Ranked 87th.
Civil and political liberties 1.5
Ranked 102nd. The same as Tunisia
1.5
Ranked 99th.
Democratic institutions rating -6
Ranked 115th. Twice as much as Tunisia
-3
Ranked 106th.
Female candidacy 1,956
Ranked 50th.
1,957
Ranked 47th. The same as Egypt
Female parliamentarians 2.4%
Ranked 144th.
11.5%
Ranked 73th. 5 times more than Egypt
Female suffrage 1956 "1957 ,1959"
First female parliamentarian 1957 (elected) 1959 (elected)
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 0.937
Ranked 112th.
0.969
Ranked 83th. 3% more than Egypt

Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout 0.0
Ranked 151st.
91.5%
Ranked 12th.
Parliamentary elections > Voter registration 24.6 million
Ranked 23th. 7 times more than Tunisia
3.39 million
Ranked 78th.
Parliamentary elections > Voting age population 33.12 million
Ranked 21st. 6 times more than Tunisia
5.56 million
Ranked 65th.
Parliamentary elections > Voting age population per 1000 476.95
Ranked 113th.
565.43
Ranked 76th. 19% more than Egypt

SOURCES: Various sources compiled into Wikipedia's: 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests; Bertelsmann Transformation Index online, 2006; http://www.bertelsmann-transformation-index.de/fileadmin/pdf/BTI_2006_Ranking_GB.pdf; 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; 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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