People in Moroni, Grand Comoros. Editorial credit: Rostasedlacek /


Comoros’s volatile political history includes a number of coups and attempted coups, though recent presidential and legislative elections have been reasonably well administered. In 2018, a controversial referendum ushered in a number of major systemic changes, and opponents of the referendum were severely persecuted. Systemic corruption and poverty remain problems.

Freedom in the World 2023

Freedom in the World — Comoros Country Report

Comoros is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.