Consolidated Authoritarian Regime
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 2.38 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 1.14 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
1 100 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 2020

  • Electoral Process rating improved from 1.00 to 1.25 due to incremental improvements in the participation of opposition candidates in local elections held in December.
  • Civil Society rating improved from 1.00 to 1.25 due to increased activism surrounding women’s rights issues in 2019, including unsanctioned protests against domestic violence in Baku.
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