Nations in Transit 2019


Consolidated Democracy
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 85.12 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 6.11 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
86 100 Consolidated Democracy
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. See the methodology.

header1 Score changes in 2019

  • Corruption score declined from 5.75 to 5.25. In December, the most high-profile anti-corruption case in recent memory ended inconclusively when the Supreme Court deemed former Tallinn mayor and Center Party leader Edgar Savisaar medically unfit to stand trial. In addition, officials in several regional municipalities were tarred by corruption scandals at various points during the year. Finally, a bombshell September investigation revealed that US$230 billion had been laundered through Danske Bank’s Estonian branch between 2007 and 2015.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    94 100 free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    93 100 free