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Group of 7 countries (G7): Government > 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.
  • Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout: The proportion of registered voters who actually voted.
  • Parliamentary elections > Total vote: The total number of votes cast in the relevant election. Total vote includes valid and invalid votes, as well as blank votes in cases where these are separated from invalid votes. More information on valid, invalid and blank votes can be found at aceproject.org
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Presidential elections > Registered voter turnout: The proportion of registered voters who actually voted.
  • Presidential elections > Total vote: The total number of votes cast in the relevant election. Total vote includes valid and invalid votes, as well as blank votes in cases where these are separated from invalid votes. More information on valid, invalid and blank votes can be found at aceproject.org
  • 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
  • Presidential 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 G7 TOTAL G7 AVERAGE DATES
Civil and political liberties 5.64
69% more than average
2001
Democratic institutions rating 9.86
3 times more than average
1999
Female candidacy 1,911.14
2% less than average
2001
Female ministers 14.4%
8% less than average
2000
Female parliamentarians 16.5%
25% more than average
2002
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 0.996
3% more than average
2005
Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout 66.54%
3% less than average
2003
Parliamentary elections > Total vote 44.42 million
4 times more than average
2003
Parliamentary elections > Turnout 60.54
2% less than average
2003
Parliamentary elections > Voter registration 67.15 million
4 times more than average
2003
Parliamentary elections > Voting age population 544.87 million
20% of surveyed countries
77.84 million
5 times more than average
2003
Presidential elections > Registered voter turnout 73.55%
5% more than average
2003
Presidential elections > Total vote 69.12 million
8 times more than average
2003
Presidential elections > Voting age population 258.03 million
21% of surveyed countries
129.02 million
10 times more than average
2003
Presidential elections > Voting age population per 1000 722.85
32% more than average
2003

Citation

"G7 Democracy Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Group-of-7-countries-(G7)/Government/Democracy