Armenia

Transitional or Hybrid Regime
34
100
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 33.93 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 3.04 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
33 100 Semi-Consolidated Authoritarian Regime
The ratings are based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 representing the highest level of democratic progress and 1 the lowest. The Democracy Score is an average of ratings for the categories tracked in a given year. The Democracy Percentage, introduced in 2020, is a translation of the Democracy Score to the 0-100 scale, where 0 equals least democratic and 100 equals most democratic.

header1 Score changes in 2022

  • National Democratic Governance rating improved from 2.25 to 2.50 because governance stabilized after snap elections were held in the wake of the 2020 conflict with Azerbaijan, creating a path toward resolving the country’s postwar political crisis.
  • Electoral Process rating improved from 3.25 to 3.50 to reflect the adoption of positive, albeit ill-timed, electoral reforms and the professional administration of snap elections, which were much cleaner than previous polls.
  • Independent Media rating declined from 3.00 to 2.75 because ruling party lawmakers recriminalized certain forms of defamation, leading to the indictment of at least one critic of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on criminal charges.
  • Judicial Framework and Independence rating improved from 2.50 to 2.75 to reflect the Constitutional Court’s ability to provide a meaningful check on the executive (e.g., in the case of former president Robert Kocharyan) and the government’s first steps toward enhancing the integrity of the justice system.

As a result, Armenia’s Democracy Score improved from 2.96 to 3.04.

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