10 Interesting Democracy Facts

Saturday, December 28th 2013. | Social

Let’s discuss about democracy facts in the following post if you want to know the countries which perform democracy.  This is one of the most popular political values that many bigger countries perform until today. The selection of the leader in a democratic country usually is conducted through the election.  Find out more facts about it in the post below:

Democracy Facts 1: formal democracies

Today, there are many countries using formal democracies. You can see most American and European countries do it.

Democracy Facts 2: autocracies countries in 2011

It is estimated that by the end of 2011, there were only several countries which performed autocracies. Some of them included North Korea, Kuwait, Iran, Bahrain, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Syria, Swaziland, Turkmenistan, and Oman.

Democracy Facts

Democracy Facts

Democracy Facts 3: authoritarian systems

The authoritarian system is still performed by the people all over the world. The recent research suggests that one of three people lives in this system. More than half of them can be seen in China.

Democracy Facts 4: Election

Election is considered as the universal idea in the world. Most countries performed election when they want to pick the leader in the country.

Democracy in Countries

Democracy in Countries

Democracy Facts 5: ballots

It is very relieving that most African leaders were replaced by other leaders through the reelection. In the past between 1960 and 1970, most leaders were kicked from Africa through bullets. The violent means of kicking the leader are reduced 19 percent.

Democracy Facts 6: non peaceful election

You are wrong if you think that all elections are always peaceful. You can see that between 1990 and 2007, there were violent conducts in sub-Saharan Africa.

Democracy in US

Democracy in US

Democracy Facts 7: the wealthiest countries

You can find that the wealthiest countries in the world such as Britain, US, or even German tend to be democratic in the publication system compared to the poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Democracy Facts 8: women in parliament

Gender discrimination is often seen in political party. Since 1997, the women on the parliament are doubled.

Democracy Poster

Democracy Poster

Democracy Facts 9: percentage of women in parliament

There are some countries in the world with ascending number of women in the parliament. The list includes Iceland, Nicaragua, South Africa, Finland, Senegal, Seychelles, Sweden, Cuba and Andorra.

Democracy Facts 10: expensive elections

There is no need for a country to have an expensive election.



In 2008, the election in Ghana spent the cost around US$0.70. In 2007, the Kenya election expended US$13.74 for every registered voter. Do you have any comment on facts about democracy?

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