People enjoy a nice day at the City Hall Square in Vilnius, Lithuania. Editorial credit: bleung /


Lithuania is a democracy in which political rights and civil liberties are generally respected. Chronic problems including corruption and socioeconomic inequality often arouse public dissatisfaction with the government, political parties, and other institutions. Women, LGBT+ people, members of the Romany minority, and some other groups experience varying degrees of discrimination and underrepresentation in politics.

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Freedom in the World — Lithuania Country Report

Lithuania is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

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Nations in Transit — Lithuania Country Report

Categorized as a Consolidated Democracy, Hungary receives a Democracy Percentage of 77 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2022 report.