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Moldova has a competitive electoral environment, and the freedoms of assembly, speech, and religion are largely protected. Nonetheless, pervasive corruption in the government sector, links between major political parties and powerful economic interests, and deficiencies in the rule of law continue to hamper democratic governance.

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Freedom in the World — Moldova Country Report

Moldova is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2020, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

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Nations in Transit — Moldova Country Report

Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime, Moldova receives a Democracy Percentage of 35 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2020 report.

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Featured Program: Moldova Media-M

Freedom House is a proud partner of Internews in implementing the multi-year MEDIA-M project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK Aid.

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Featured Program: Supporting Judicial Integrity in Moldova

Freedom House implements the multi-year Mobilizing Civil Society to Support Judicial Integrity in the Republic of Moldova project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).  This project aims to support justice sector reform in Moldova.