Nations in Transit 2019

North Macedonia

Transitional or Hybrid Regime
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 44.64 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 3.68 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
44 100 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

  • Independent Media score improved from 3.00 to 3.25. Violence against journalists in Macedonia declined, and the country’s investigative news media are increasingly able to act as a check on the government. While the information landscape remains polarized and systemic reform of the regulatory environment is lacking, the government did adopt toward the end of 2018.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    68 100 partly free