Latvia

Consolidated Democracy
80
100
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 79.76 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 5.79 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
81 100 Consolidated Democracy
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 2020

  • Judicial Framework and Independence rating declined from 6.50 to 6.25 to reflect unreasonably long delays in major corruption trials and due process violations in the case of former central bank governor Ilmārs Rimšēvics.
  • Corruption rating declined from 4.75 to 4.50 due to the ineffectiveness of the country’s anticorruption institutions, as demonstrated by their failure to sanction oligarch Aivars Lembergs despite a decade-long trial.
The full Nations in Transit 2020 narrative report for Latvia will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Other Freedom House Latvia content can be found on the Latvia portal page.

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