Consolidated Authoritarian Regime
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 12.50 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 1.75 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
14 100 Consolidated Authoritarian 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 declined from 1.25 to 1.00 due to the concentration of power in the hands of President Sadyr Japarov as a result of hasty constitutional reforms, along with the diminished role of the parliament and the outsized role of National Security Committee chief and Japarov ally Kamchybek Tashiev, as well as a crackdown on critical voices.
  • Electoral Process rating declined from 2.00 to 1.75 to reflect the unjustified delay in re-running the parliamentary elections by over a year as well as procedural issues related to the limited time allotted to prepare for the elections under the new electoral code.
  • Judicial Framework and Independence rating declined from 1.50 to 1.25 due to the reduced independence of the judiciary under the new constitution, which, among other things, reserves for the president the power to appoint the chairs of the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court.

As a result, Kyrgyzstan’s Democracy Score declined from 1.86 to 1.75.

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