Latvia is a multiparty democracy whose elections are regarded as free and fair. Civil liberties are generally respected in law and in practice. However, corruption remains a major problem affecting politics, the judiciary, and the wider criminal justice system. The country’s ethnic Russian population faces disadvantages in matters such as education and employment.
Nations in Transit — Latvia Country Report
Categorized as a Consolidated Democracy, Latvia receives a Democracy Percentage of 80 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2021 report.