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.

People gather in Myanmar to protest the February 1, 2021 military coup. (Image credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Freedom in the World — Comoros Country Report

Comoros is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.