Skopje, North Macedonia.  Editorial credit: boris zhrchvich /

North Macedonia

North Macedonia is a parliamentary republic. A left-leaning government has calmed tensions in the wake of a 2017 parliamentary crisis that paralyzed normal political activity. North Macedonia continues to struggle with corruption, and while the media and civil society participate in vigorous public discourse, journalists and activists face pressure and intimidation.

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Freedom in the World — North Macedonia Country Report

North Macedonia is rated Partly 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 — North Macedonia Country Report

Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime, North Macedonia receives a Democracy Percentage of 47 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2022 report.