Transitional or Hybrid Regime
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 37.50 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 3.25 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
36 100 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.

header1 Score changes in 2022

  • National Democratic Governance rating improved from 2.50 to 3.00 because Kosovo’s leadership stabilized after 2021’s snap parliamentary and presidential elections, the conduct of which showcased growing political maturity.
  • Judicial Framework and Independence rating improved 2.50 to 2.75 to reflect the resumption of efforts to reform the judiciary, the introduction of operational improvements across the justice system, and the opening of the first trial under the auspices of the Specialist Chambers.

As a result, Kosovo’s Democracy Score improved from 3.14 to 3.25.

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