International Day of Democracy

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Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 00:00 to 23:00

DEMOCRACY stopped declining in 2018, according to the latest edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index.

 

The index rates 167 countries by 60 indicators across five broad categories: electoral process and pluralism, the functioning of government, political participation, democratic political culture and civil liberties.

It is stricter than most similar indices and it concludes that just 4.5% of the world’s people live in a “full democracy”.

However, the overall global score remained stable in 2018 for the first time in three years. Just 42 countries experienced a decline, compared with 89 in 2017. Encouragingly, 48 improved.

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