North Macedonia

Transitional or Hybrid Regime
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 45.83 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 3.75 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
45 100 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.

header1 Score changes in 2020

  • Electoral Process rating improved from 4.00 to 4.25 to reflect the well-organized presidential election, which featured fewer irregularities than previous elections.
  • Independent Media rating improved from 3.25 to 3.50 to reflect the gradual growth of objective and credible reporting.
The full Nations in Transit 2020 narrative report for North Macedonia will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Other Freedom House North Macedonia content can be found on the North Macedonia portal page.

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    63 100 partly free