Nations in Transit 2019


Transitional or Hybrid Regime
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 38.10 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 3.29 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
39 100 Transitional or Hybrid 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. See the methodology.

header1 Score changes in 2019

  • Electoral Process score declined from 3.50 to 3.25. The country’s 2018 presidential elections were marred by improprieties, with the ruling Georgian Dream party’s candidate and eventual winner, Salome Zourabichvili, enjoying a dubious advantage owing to what OSCE/ODHIR observers called the “[blurred] line between party and state.” Just days before the second round of the vote, a charity controlled by billionaire Georgian Dream party leader Bidzina Ivanishvilli announced that it would pay off the debts of some 600,000 citizens, a move that opposition figures denounced as vote-buying.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    58 100 partly free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    78 100 free