Nations in Transit 2019


Transitional or Hybrid Regime
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 33.93 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 3.04 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
35 100 Transitional or Hybrid Regime
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. See the methodology.

header1 Score changes in 2019

  • Judicial Framework and Independence score declined from 3.00 to 2.75. Judicial independence was further eroded after the government appointed new judges to the Constitutional Court in a non-transparent manner. In June, the courts annulled the results of Chisinau’s mayoral election, which was won by a member of the political opposition, citing a dubious technicality. In a much-criticized September operation, Moldovan security services expelled seven foreign citizens linked to the Gulenist movement, reportedly at the behest of the Turkish government.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    62 100 partly free