Kotor, Montenegro. Editorial credit: Julie Mayfeng / Shutterstock.com

Montenegro

While numerous political parties compete for power in Montenegro, the opposition is fragmented, and the governing Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) has been in power since 1991. Corruption is a serious issue. Investigative journalists and journalists critical of the government face pressure.

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Freedom in the World — Montenegro Country Report

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

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Nations in Transit — Montenegro Country Report

Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime, Montenegro receives a Democracy Percentage of 48 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2020 report.