|DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage||80.36 100|
|DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score||5.82 7|
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
80 100 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.
Score changes in 2021:
- Civil Society: This rating improved from 5.75 to 6.00 due to Constitutional Court decisions that acknowledged the rights of same-sex couples and extended language rights by partially striking down requirements that obliged pre-schools and private universities to use Latvian as the language of instruction.
The full Nations in Transit 2021 narrative report for Latvia will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
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