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.
- 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 Score60 100 partly free
Internet Freedom Score77 100 free